Carlos Motta introduces the second session of Gender Talents: A Special Address.
With Xabier Arakistain, Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad, Giuseppe Campuzano, J. Jack Halberstam,
Carlos Motta, Beatriz Preciado, Dean Spade, Terre Thaemlitz, Wu Tsang & Safra Project,
Del LaGrace Volcano and Campbell X
Gender Talents: A Special Address, convened by Carlos Motta, presents an international
group of thinkers, activists, and artists in a symposium that uses the proposition or manifesto as a
structuring device and starting point for discussion. These 'special addresses' will explore models and
strategies that transform the ways in which society perversely defines and regulates bodies. The event
seeks to ask what is at stake when collapsing, inverting or abandoning the gender binary. Here the
relation between self-determination and solidarity in processes of systemic change form the foundation
of a pragmatic exploration of ways of being ungoverned by normative gender.
Carlos Motta's Gender Talents is an ongoing project realised with the support of Creative Capital,
which through concrete, theoretical and abstract routes seeks to depart radically from the binary logic
of sexual and gender representation.
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