S A L O N H Y S T É R I Q U E: LA PETITE MORT ET LA GRANDE HYSTÉRIE
S A L O N H Y S T É R I Q U E:
LA PETITE MORT ET LA GRANDE HYSTÉRIE
A group art exhibition of hysteric feminisms
Curated by Gabriella Daris | Produced by KNO(U)TS
“[…] A hysterical dramatization of the conflicts between desire and defense, license and prohibition, voyeurism and exhibition, castration and self-conservation, latent and manifest, sadism and masochistic pleasure, memory and resistance, destructive fantasy and cathartic fantasy,”* religion and ecstatic pleasure, manipulation and emancipation, concealment and revelation. These conflicts, result in convulsive contortions and corporeal manifestations, in an antagonistic sensational conflict between the spectator and the spectacle, the author and the reader, the silent producer and the loud recorder. A radical recasting of the hysterical objectification of the unvoiced women now breaks through the societal stereotypical constraints within a neoliberal context as, third-wave feminists and philogynists alike, speak with the mouth of that wound, bringing these conflicts to an end. Does the wondering womb have its own mind after all?
Text by Gabriella Daris | Quote: *Lea Virgine, Il corpo come linguaggio, Milan, 1974.