Porn and Postporn

09 Dic Presentación de La C.U.L.O.

A trabajar, que hay que contribuir a La C.U.L.O.!!

La C.U.L.O. abre sus paginas, y os invita a contribuir, a ti y a tus contactos de grupos o individuales!

Te mandamos esta invitacion desde Barcelona. La C.U.L.O. es una revista degenerada feminista recién nacida en Barcelona, y estamos preparando la primera salida. Por este motivo queremos invitaros a contribuir y participar con fotos, imágenes, noticias, artículos, criticas, reportajes…etc.

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02 Dic Porno 2.0 (porno+zwei+null)

En Leipzig, hasta el 14 de diciembre: Porno 2.0, kunst/politik/projekte. En la sala D21. D21 is a non-profit art space in the west of Leipzig. Con Ursula Biemann, CUM2CUT, JLNDRR, Deborah Kelly, Sophie Lautru, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG, John Tonkin.

With the advent of the word wide web a global space opened up for sexual fantasies: Like almost any new medium the internet too has grown with and through pornography. The boundary between porn producer and consumer
is blurring. Internet users are creating individual digital alter egos for which the limitations of the physical body do not apply: perfect
beauty can be software edited. Beyond sexual taboos has originated a unique sex culture with numerous practices, a specific vocabulary and stereotypes. Despite all fabrications of liberalization, sexual exploitation and prostitution does multiply in the digital world too. Old stereotypes are being revived.

02 Dic Turn*On, Call for participation

TURN*ON, Artivistic 2009 (Fall), Montreal, Canada
http://artivistic.org

The world to come is so sexy. We are unstoppable for we are fueled with an incredible urge to embrace the pleasure provided by difference, exchange and freedom. Our actions today are charged with an energy that is animated by the rise of change and a movement that is simply irresistible.
New movements are arising at the intersections of sex, politics and technology. These movements are inspired by, as well as critical of, the long traditions of struggle they stem from, remixing gender bending, sex work (and play), and media activism. From body hacking to the implosion of the service economy, where are we today and what new possibilities can we envision and nurture?

For its upcoming fourth edition, Artivistic is going sexy. Discussing, questioning, and imagining the past, present, future, and infinite
possibilities of sex. While keeping issues of power and control in question, we want to turn to the potency of pleasure, curiosity, humor, and desire in order to TURN*ON that which has yet to be thought and experienced differently.

Building on previous generations of gatherings, Artivistic 2009 asks the following questions:

* What kind of world is worth fantasizing about? How can imagination act as a productive tool to think sex with and beyond the body?
Fantasy always plays a role in political projects when we imagine the “world we want”, but how does that fantasy become reality? Where does the line blur? What feedback loops are created between what we desire and the lives we live everyday?

* What actually makes resistance irresistible? The different notions of sex, gender and sexuality draw our attention to the task of naming. That task can be appropriated in liberating ways. How do we move away from tired and troublesome terminology in order to create different relationships that unleash new ways of thinking (and relating) and new strategies for political action? How can reimagining sex contribute to a process of decolonization in every sense of the word?

* What are the alternative infrastructures of sex? Sex is everywhere. Everyone talks about sex and this can tend to be polarizing and
unproductive. How we address sex might get us somewhere more, say… stimulating, by welcoming the critical analysis of the production and consumption of sex, and an exploration of self-organized, even intimate, initiatives. What new libidinal economies of service and information are emerging with respect to sex work and how can we struggle for the rights of communities forging these new paths?
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02 Dic Las mujeres del audiovisual ante el futuro, Madrid

Muy formal. + info aquí

Tenemos el placer de informarte de que el próximo miércoles 3 de diciembre se inaugurará: El PRIMER ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE CIMA. “LAS MUJERES DEL AUDIOVISUAL ANTE EL FUTURO”
En el AUDITORIO 400 del MUSEO REINA SOFIA. EDIFICIO JEAN NOUVEL. Ronda de Valencia s/n. MADRID

Un estudio reciente sobre la mujer en el audiovisual en España, coordinado por la socióloga Fátima Arranz y realizado en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, arrojó los siguientes datos: Las directoras de cine no pasan de ser el 13% del total y las productoras, guionistas y responsables en general de los contenidos del audiovisual no son casi nunca más del 15 o el 20% de los profesionales del medio.

Este PRIMER ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE CIMA pretende analizar cuál es la presencia real de las mujeres en el audiovisual, tanto en España como en América Latina: ¿Por qué no hay más mujeres creadoras? ¿Por qué están aún tan lejos de una paridad natural entre hombres y mujeres del audiovisual, sobre todo en los puestos decisivos? ¿Qué impacto tiene este desequilibrio en el contenido de las películas y las series de tlevisión? ¿Qué modelos masculinos y femeninos se están transmitiendo?

Para dar respuestas a éstas y otras cuestiones, proponer políticas concretas y soluciones y estrechar vínculos e intercambiar experiencias, el ENCUENTRO entre profesionales del audiovisual español y latinoamericano, se desarrollará durante tres días, del 3 al 5 de diciembre, a través de 6 mesas redondas con posteriores coloquios. La entrada será libre y gratuita.

30 Nov Dictionnaire de l’Amour et du Plaisir au Japon

Se publica en Francia el próximo 3 de diciembre y lo ha escrito Agnès Giard, que también comisaría (del verbo “comisariar”, del nombre “comisario”, ¿dónde me estoy equivocando?) una exposición sobre el erotismo japonés en Barcelona: Erótica Fantasía Japonesa. Con Nishimaki Toru, Junko Mizuno, Yasuji Watanabe, Gengoroh Tagame, Hibiki Tokiwa, entre otros.

La exposición puede verse en ARTZ 21 hasta el 11 de diciembre.
Atención a la convocatoria para el 4 de diciembre, Save the Geisha. Aquí os dejo el blog de la expo.

Agnès Giard ha escrito también el libro L’Imaginaire érotique au Japon. Y su blog no tiene desperdicio.

28 Nov Phag Off ha muerto, viva Phag Off!

Los rumores se han hecho realidad, Phag Off echa la persiana. Un honor para una servidora haber participado en el proyecto con Girlswholikeporno. Todo ésto y mucho más ha sido Phag Off:

“Phag Off is a multilingusitic queer project; the dawn of a new era which produces lighting designs for a post-gay imaginary. Phag Off uses its irreverence to express what lies between new sexual identities and the radical critique to power relationships inside the g.l.b.t. community (as an historified form of expression fo the sexual differences) and the radical deconstruction of identity. Phag Off creates and ride the sexual new wave: cultural Frankenstein, freaks identities, morbid war machines.

Phag Off deconstructs inner stereotypes of gay communities: “Another sexuality is possible” Phag Off has the form of a monthly bacchanal party. A dirty mail-art-like newsletter is the track to follow; the party extreme contents are driven by: Politically incorrect vjing with d.i.y. queer porno and freeware opensource video software; Queer Music promotion – being it queer djing with a special focus on information freedom through plagiarism, bootlegs, mash ups or/and queer bands, live sets; Fanzines, Exhibitions; Spoken words and performances; Independent video presentations; Pink rallies; Partecipation to queer related festival and conferences.”

La ceremonia fúnebre, el 20 de diciembre, como no, en Roma.

17 Nov 6th International day to end violence against sex workers

YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE in the 6th INTERNATIONAL DAY to END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS!

December 17th, 2008

Where: In your country/city.

How: There are many ways; i.e. organize, or attend a memorial/vigil, do something privately in your home, donate $ or time to the cause, march on Washington DC with SWOP, and other ways.

For more information, and to post information about your events so others may attend, go to: http://www.swopusa.org/dec17/

IN SAN FRANCISCO:

There will be a memorial gathering at the Center for Sex and Culture hosted by Annie Sprinkle, and sponsored by Tina Butcher and Femina Potens,

1519 Mission Street (at 11th.) / December 17, 2008 / Gather 6:00. Memorial 6:30-8:15.

Everyone is welcome.

We’ll make a circle and anyone that wants can share their thoughts, feelings, poems, performances, memories, read the names of our dead, make a statement, sing a song, share related news, etc. So come prepared. There will be short readings from members of the Sex Workers Writing Workshop.

WHY AN INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE TOWARDS SEX WORKERS?
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