Ron Athey performer-artist Illustrated Lecture In Conversation with Philippe Liotard, sociologist. In this presentation, Athey will show video and talk about work created in his "post-AIDS Martyrology" period, beginning with 1999s "The Solar Anus", a solo performance with title and tattoo inspired from the 1927 Georges Bataille essay.
Ron Athey performer-artist Illustrated Lecture/In Conversation with Philippe Liotard, sociologist In this presentation, Athey will show video and talk about work created in his “post-AIDS Martyrology” period, beginning with 1999s “The Solar Anus”, a solo performance with title and tattoo inspired from the 1927 Georges Bataille essay, action channeled from Pierre Molinier’s mono-fetishistic photographs from the 1970s.
In a different polemic, in 2004 Athey collaborated with soprano/musicologist Juliana Snapper, on The Judas Cradle, an operatic duodrama, wherein they used the vocal techniques and bloat of opera, quoting Puccini, Debussy, Genet, and an Inquisitional-era trial while stage and video-referring the scandals of Abu Ghraib, mounting the torture device and a call-and-respond glossalalia session.
Most recently, Athey premiered Incorruptible Flesh: Perpetual Wound (premiere Chelsea Theatre, London ’07, in collaboration with British artist and historian Dominic Johnson, which uses the myth of Philoctetes’ seduction by Neoptolemus as a starting point to explore both the wound-that-won’t-heal and a queer death drive.
Tue 9 octobre 2007 18 - 20
dans les locaux de l’UFRSTAPS Amphithéâtre
27-29 Bd du 11 novembre, 69100 Villeurbanne, France