branded

Regarding my concept of LULU and to show how performative construction works I ve made a slide movie containing female images I ve been socialised with, the most are commonly known. The constructions of a „whore“ are deeply embedded in the common societal images of femininity. My idea of the performance: confronting the audience with their own projections they continously reproduce.

The „circus“ metaphor in context of sexwork is always in use to show how performative sexual projections work. One of my nicks named „Zirkuspferd“ … is a little fitted, trained circus horse, another one is called the „wild“ resp. „crazy horse“ and represent independency, self-determination, political action and deviance, figuratively I am very familiar with what the french called „Manège“ – the very first place of the french national assembly in the course of the french revolution and the jacobins. Ambivalence and the battle between self-determination and assimilation is significant of all peoples lifes.

I undertook some research into the life of Frank Wedekind and found out, that one of his ancestors Georg Christian Gottlieb Freiherr von Wedekind was a german jacobin; the club of the french jacobins was called „club de manège“. You can follow the path to the seat of the family „Wedekind zur Horst“ at Schloss Lenzburg, situated in the Aargau area of Switzerland, a region where I ve worked as a sexworker once a couple of years ago, an episode I worked up in „Nuttenrepublik“ (engl. trans.: hooker’s republic).

Do you know that the idea of „LULU“ Wedekind got during a walk inspired by an artist of the same name, a pantomime, a so called „clownesse danseuse“ at the Nouveau Cirque in 1892? Again the circus metaphor.

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sexwork is art

how mind-mapping works …

affirmative action

practice: imitation, identification

GENDER, a social construction; understood as a kind of „persistent impersonation that passes as the real“ (Judith Butler; Gender Trouble, p. viii, NY, London 1990)

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Idea:
My performance destabilises apparent naturalness of femininity, the basic embodied patterns be performed on females bodies; as an example by my-self

my pics – camouflage: disguised as „PIERROT“
my cell – room accessories: straitjacket; Dildo, Lubricant, Porn Movie ….. Notebook (pics on the screen), Mobile …….
PIERROT is dressing up during the PARADE (=WALK UP) several times … peels the overlaying costumes one after the other … schoolgirl, business, nun outfits, rubber, leather, lingerie, wigs … to perform the embodied projections … as a most deliberate relief …. to let LULU survive … the resurgence, in contrary to LULU’s common fate

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Clowning: why are people afraid of clowns?

Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army = Clownsarmy; es müsse als Clown darum gehen, Uniformen und Machtverhältnisse zu dekonstruieren. Clowning as a question of deconstructing uniforms and power-relations?

Roland Barthes: „Is it not the best subversion to travesty the codes instead of destroying them?

Strategies:

apparent affirmation, over-identification = form of protest as an applied strategy of communication

OVER-IDENTIFICATION can be used to distort the targets of the opposition.

Thereby we identify apparently with the targets of the opposition, but by performing in extreme modes and stretching the targets (=projections, images) they will be represent as quite absurd, ridiculous and unacceptable.

The advantage of over-identification lies therein that the operator wont be recognised by his opponent.

Well camouflaged with the targets of the opponents to bring them by (legal) exaggeration into disrepute.

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* Angela Mattli, Diskursivierung des Sexuellen. Fremd- und Selbstdarstellung der italienischen Kurtisane im Rom und Venedig des 16. Jahrhunderts

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FAKES? FAKE „IT“!!
OPERATION MINDFUCK

Deconstructing Sexwork – IS „IT“ human?

the performative construction of a whore!

female self-images – Typically female! – Gallery of prominent female images (I ve been socialised with during my life-time) & self-portraits that will be reproduced ceaselessly by narratives (i.e. advertisement, web blogs & forums by sexworkers themselves) and images advertised with

KINKY LOLITA – performed projections – re-wind – re-transformed – stereo-typed – interactive patterns

Sexworkers

HUMAN BEings????

MODEL TYPE RUBBER DOLL

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MODEL TYPE BARBIE

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MODEL TYPE GREEDY SCHOOLGIRL

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MODEL TYPE MARY MAGDALENE

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MODEL TYPE …

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MODEL TYPE BITCH

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PRETTY TYPE WOMAN

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HORNY TYPED HOUSEWIFE

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The GIRL NEXT DOOR

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SLUT

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CUNT

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LOLLO-LITA

skip NURSE

skip MISTRESS

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Is „it“ human?

„Sexworkers are people too …“


2 Kommentare on “branded”

  1. waldi sagt:

    Deine Selstdarstellung berührt mich – aber bitte nicht (halb-)öffentlich. Wahrscheinlich bin ich ein „Seelenficker“ und deshalb nicht satisfaktionsfähig. Aber das ist eine Kategorie jenseits Deiner Welt. Trotzdem: Ich bin berührt …

  2. Ariane sagt:

    keine Selbstdarstellung, sondern virtuelle Performance, die in Echtzeit im Rahmen eines Theaterstücks zur Aufführung kommt. Danke für die Belehrung bzgl. Halb/Öffentlich; als Sexworker bin ich öffentlich zugänglich, da kann die Öffentlichkeit ruhig auch mal andere, auch menschlichere, nachdenklichere Seiten einer ganzen Persönlichkeit vertragen ;-


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