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Liminal Bodies, (Dis)embodied Subjectivities and Technologies of Control

Bildende Kunst, Künstlerisches Lehramt
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Lecture by Aneta Stojnic, Belgrade, organized by Elke Gaugele (IKL) and Marina Grzinic (IBK).

This lecture is to examine the major reconfigurations introduced into the body politics and genealogies by the influence of new technologies (both of insurgency and of control). Therefore, Stojnic argues that it is neither intersectionality not assemblage, but liminality that needs to be in the center of transfeminist genealogies.  She will question the meaning of the crucial shift from natural, through cultural to technological bodies in the era of the “society of control” (Deleuze) addressing the manifestations and representations of the body and the corporeal, as socio-cultural, political, psychological, physiological and virtual entities.  Contesting the “post-human hype” and taking into the account  the genealogy of global changes that lead to the current mass migrations, commonly known as “refugee crises”  she  will look at the processes of dehumanisation that precede the mechanisms of a subjugation of the other. The question that will be examined is what are the new subjectivities and embodied politics that emerge in such conditions.

CV: Dr. Aneta Stojnic is a Belgrade born theoretician, researcher and artist. Currently, she is assistant professor at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK, Singidunum University, Belgrade). In 2015 she was a postdoc researcher at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna, IBK, Post Conceptual Art Practices, and in 2013-14 she was a postdoctoral research-fellow at Ghent University, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Research centre, S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts & Media). She published a book Theory of performance in digital art: towards a new political performance (Orion Art, Belgrade, 2015) and authored a number of international publications. She collaborated with institutions and organizations such as: Tanzquartier Wien, Open Systems (Vienna), MAIZ (Linz), Les Laboratoires d'Aubervillier (Paris), Quartier21 (MQ Vienna), Dansens Hus Stockholm, Odin Teatret (Denmark), BITEF Theatre (Belgrade), TkH Walking Theory (Belgrade), October Salon (Belgrade), Pančevo Biennal, Serbia, and many others