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時間：2017/07/22 （六）， 2-5PM
Time：2017/07/22 Sat.， 2-5PM
Venue：Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
Speaker：Cliff Chang、Ben Jiang
The event will be conducted in Chinese.
Section 1: Works Reading in Queer Approach
The content of two sections of the workshop will extend from the previous talk. This section starts from works. We will be doing queer reading together with the aid of Tumblr, by virtue of which sexual culture itself could be a magnificent reference for interpretations. Tumblr, one of few public social networks with prosperous visual sex information, is the highlight of the workshop.
Section 2: Zoophilia Coalescing Workshop
We analyze how the extensibility and hyperlink of stigma can produce political connections in the previous talk. However, there are also limitations when taking stigma as archives. If the archives cannot be updated continuously, reframed with cultural and technological improvements, archives might face the difficulty of being sources for coalition, thus only treated as old files as spectacles, and the validity of political coalition would decrease as time flies. Therefore, it is vital to practice and keep interpreting the stigmatized archives, to extend zoophilia and its related contents in archives within current institutions, up to horrifyingly huge amount that they might overflow from the heterosexual historical landscape, same as expanding homosexual archives in present disturbing ordinary frames. In this section, we will bring up some case and questions like zoophilia, beastality. There will be some links for acknowledging the relevant issue. You can share the links as you like. We are expecting your feedback in the workshop and your own understanding of zoophilia. Besides, I will also share some stuff in my current project.
－The maximum number of participants: 15
－Please bring you computer or install tumblr app in the phone.
－Visual materials and discussions are definitely highly challenging in speech codes yet the workshop requires full participation. Please consider before registration.
－The workshop is in first level. Participants have to sign up tumblr and there are few contents for preparation.
Cliff Chang, gurated from Department of English at National Central University, Taiwan, postgurate in Art Studies, Chang is the member of Pop Culture Academy. His research field interested in queer theory, sex and gender politic, contemporary art, culture politic in museums and exhibitions, visual culture theory, ideology and historical writing. He takes hatred as the motivation to write, read and research.
Ben Jiang is currently studying in Taipei National University of the Arts of Trans-disciplinary Arts, majoring in cultural production and exhibition curating. He interests in sex and gender, disability research and anthropology, STS, cultural studies related fields, theoretical books, but not guaranteed to close read them. The recent concern is the dynamic situation of stigma in a particular context, while reversing the political possibility of actively connecting others. However, he is still trying to find their own ways, and learning to discuss complex relationships with others and how we can prepared for this.
About the Salon Spice
In 2017 TCAC is launching a new program series as an attempt to contour future politics by creating a tangible open space for connecting experimental displays and thematic discussions: the Salon Spice. Taking a departure from “body politics”, the Salon Spice will contemplate issues related to social organization and the distribution of political power from two main subjects “sex” and “death.” We will explore how bodies are at the center of this topic, subject to political agency, ideology, cultural symbol, structure and discipline across different cultures. Through a cultural and historical lens, we shall examine how bodies are presented and connected by their representation among individual and collective desires and manipulations in art. Politically and economically speaking, we will investigate how bodies are constantly labeled and classified as heroes, holy figures, witches, or the disfigured. The abnormal, alienated, instrumentalized or body-as-machine figures shall also be examined. These problematic topics will lead us to rethink and identify the real starting point for our very own modernization progress, and link with the symptoms of the contemporary social bodies. Related topics may also extend to eros, gender, identity politics, queer studies, feminism, violence, pain, death, post-internet, cyborg, etc.
The Salon Spice series suggests how to create a 21st century art salon that meets diverse variations of contemporary knowledge production, artistic practice and development of public sphere. It aims to create a co-learning collaborative environment and process for artists and other professionals by building conversations and navigating through research, display experiments, brainstorming, and other artistic communication beyond the form of exhibition-making, and together, exercising the space with fantasy and intervention. This could be considered as one of the strategies for TCAC to expand the public realm and art experimentation, providing a progressive platform for the local art community to explore ideas and intercultural exchanges that can be a part of the public imagination for the art center’s space narration, institutional identity, function and community.