Archive for 26 noviembre 2009

Sodoma y Gomorra (1919-1927) – Marcel Proust

26 noviembre, 2009

A veces, cuando en la sala del casino dos muchachas se deseaban, se producía como un fenómeno luminoso, una especie de estela fosforescente que iba de una a otra. Diremos de paso que, con ayuda de tales materializaciones, aunque imponderables, con aquellos signos astrales que inflamaban toda una parte de la atmósfera, Gomorra, dispersa, tiende, en cada ciudad, en cada pueblo, a juntar a sus miembros separados, a reconstruir la ciudad bíblica, mientras en todas partes los nostálgicos, los hipócritas, a veces los valientes desterrados de Sodoma, realizan los mismos esfuerzos, aunque sólo sea por una reconstrucción intermitente.

En busca del tiempo perdido, IV, p.307.  (Trad. Consuelo Berges)

Proust is a novelist who transforms his homosexual experience into art, and this fact must be reckoned with in any assessment of his genius. Many of the major and minor characters of A la recherche –Charlus, Saint-Loup, Morel, the Prince de Guermantes, Jupien, Legrandin, Nissim Bernard- turn out to have homosexual tastes. And lesbianism is, of course, one of the narrator’s major preoccupations: he spends nearly a third of the great novel pondering the implications of female homosexuality and trying to discover whether Albertine has ever loved other women.

J. E. Rivers, Proust and the Art of Love.

Hermaphrodite Torso (1999) – D. LaGrace Volcano

10 noviembre, 2009

Del_LaGrace_Volcano

As a gender variant visual artist I access ‘technologies of gender’ in order to amplify rather than erase the hermaphroditic traces of my body. I name myself a gender abolitionist. A part time gender terrorist. An intentional mutation and intersex by design, (as opposed to diagnosis), in order to distinguish my journey from the thousands of intersex individuals who have had their ‘ambiguous’ bodies mutilated and disfigured in a misguided attempt at ‘normalization’. I believe in crossing the line as many times as it takes to build a bridge we can all walk across.

Del LaGrace Volcano, September 2005

Clismafilia

2 noviembre, 2009

Enema escultura

Klismaphilia is a paraphilia that is characterized by the deriving of sexual stimulation form having an enema administered. An enema is an insertion of liquid through the anus into the rectum, especially to expel the contents of the bowel. The Kilismaphiliac gains satisfaction by both fantasizing about getting an enema and by actually getting one. Klismaphiliac becomes more erotically aroused by the eliminatory process. It is usually men who get excited and get erections when administered enemas as youths although women are also involved in this sexual behavior. The paraphilia is used as a substitute for genital intercourse. Usually the Klismaphiliac carries out a normal life, and manages to engage in this strange behavior secretly, keeping this paraphilia private. Klismaphiliacs usually try to get others (usually a woman) to administer an enema under the false pretence of being constipated. They try to conceal the pleasure they receive from this administration.