Activities Courses and seminars

Postporn Marathon

06 to 07 June 2003

Pornography, postpornography: the aesthetics and politics of sexual representation

Directed by BEATRIZ PRECIADO

The Postporn Marathon is an intensive project which includes lectures, discussions, performances, showings and documents to analyse pornography, the new postpornographic tendencies and the contemporary aesthetics and politics of sexual representation. The seminar will put on a representative selection of pornographic documents from the 20th century, introduce a theoretical debate about pornography and discover the new postpornographic trends. All in all, a marathon that will last two days and two nights and will include interventions of different kinds: lectures, showings of classics of pornographic and postpornographic culture, debates on porn movies and their visual, aesthetic and political position and workshops and performances.

Beatriz Preciado is a lecturer in History and Theory of the Body and Contemporary Theories of Gender at Saint-Denis University, Paris.

Programme

FRIDAY, 6 JUNE

11.00 - 12.00 PRESENTATION OF THE SEMINAR
Beatriz Preciado. A critique of porn reason

12.00 - 14.00 LECTURE
Thomas Waugh. The visual archaeology of lust: a historical account of gay pornographic graphics before Stonewall

17.00 - 20.30 DEBATE
Postporn cultures
With the participation of:

Juan Antonio Suárez. Postpornographies and postmodernities in independent cinema and video

Javier Sáez. The vulnerable stain: pornography and sadomasochism

Joan Pujol and Helena Torres. Autopornography

(The lectures include the showing of scenes from sadomasochistic leather films)

22.00 - 1.00 WORKSHOP PUBLIC SESSION!!!!
Encorps. Post-porn Traffic
Open to ten participants who can enrol at the beginning of the seminar. The workshop will be broadcast on closed circuit and may be followed by the public.

SATURDAY, 7 JUNE

11.00 - 13.00 LECTURE
Marie-Hélène Bourcier. Sexorcism: a postpornographic reading of the film Fuck Me

17.00 - 20.30 DEBATE
Feminism, postfeminism and pornography

With the participation of:

Beatriz Preciado. Porn architectures: Playboy and the invention of multimedia pornography in the fifties

Fefa Vila. Pro-sex feminism and postpornography: ‘I've got, I've got, I've got... You haven't got anything'

LICIT (Diana Zapata and Margarita Carreras). Pornography and prostitution or performance and sex work? Feminism, postfeminism and pornography.

22.00 - 00.00 LECTURE-PERFORMANCE PUBLIC SESSION!!!!
Annie Sprinkle. My thirty years as a multimedia whore

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