CONSTRUCTIONS OF MASCULINITIES :
BODY REPRESENTATIONS AND POLITICAL DIMENSIONS
Queer theory through contemporary practices in visual arts
This research is a reflexion on visual arts contemporary creation that is attempting to correlate arts and politics, specifically the queer thinking as a tool to produce, create and initiate way of thinking the body outside of its biological definition. This work enlightens processes of transformations and attempts to make room for directly concerned individuals to verbalize for themselves the way they consider their body as a political device inside the contemporary arts visual representations. Indeed the political aspects inherent to gender identities representations outside of the heteronormative spectrum, notably outside of the masculinities, are manifold, uncommon and envisioned diversely from an artist to an other. With that goal in mind, I tried to understand how those aspects, those elements are getting integrated in specific contemporary artistic practices. I therefore focused on the “chronopolitical” dimension in Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz’s work, on the “gender hacking” of Katarzyna Kozyra, on Paul B. Preciado and SMITH’s micropolitical practices, and on the technobiopolitical rapport in the post-porn performances of Quimera Rosa where the body is morphing into “post-genre”, if not “post-human”.
Thesis, CEPV, Vevey, june 2016.
(french version, link available upon request)