[hackerspaces] Arse Elektronika 2010: SPACE RACY / Call for Papers, Performances, Films and Machines

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Mon Oct 12 19:28:49 CEST 2009

Arse Elektronika 2010


Call for Papers, Performances, Films and Machines

Love hotels.  Swinger club design.  Phallic architecture.  The 
gentrification of Times Square, kicking out all the peep shows, and 
similar anti-sex gentrifications and battles.  Kids making out in the 
back seats of cars, and people fucking in parks.  Housing for 
unconventional family units.  Augmented reality sex 
spaces.  Furniture for sex.  Room design.  Creating new 
environments.  Gendered spaces, and gender in the creation of 
space.  Architecture by women, and the potential for the construction 
of a feminist architecture.  Actively gender-segregated spaces, as 
both empowering and oppressing.  Queer-segregated spaces, 
similarly.  The acts of human intimacy, sexual intercourse, and 
procreation in weightlessness and the extreme environments of 
space.  Erotic space tourism.  The visibility of sex, genders, and 
relationship structures in various spaces.  Spaces of sexual control 
and permissiveness.  Sexual subcultures as spaces of social 
division.  Spatial enforcement of relationship structures and 
gendered power structures.  Geotagging as an expression for 
kinks.  The sexual reading of architecture, especially around 
historical and modern styles and concerning ornament and detail.  The 
eroticization of buildings -- architecture for whorehouses, the Las 
Vegas strip, people who want to sleep with buildings.  What makes 
design "sexy" and the construction of "sexy" as an architectural 
category as a comment on late heteronormativity.  The terabyte 
gloryhole.  The space in which the male gaze occurs and the space it defines.

Heterosexism, misogyny, and heterocentrism reinforce the dominant 
cultural structure and contribute to the oppression of large sectors 
of society.  Sexuality, sex, gender, and related constructs are 
heavily implicated in and reproduce space, and are also constrained 
and restricted by it and by heterosexism.  Let's explore this space 
of interactions -- send us your ideas for talks, performances, films 
and machines.

Deadline: February 28, 2010.
Contact: arse2010 AT monochrom.at


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