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19. December 2019, 18:0020:00

For All Unruly Bodies – workshop


For All Unruly Bodies – workshop
by Mary Maggic

19.12.2019 at 6 p.m.
at Mz*Baltazar’s Lab
Wallensteinstraße 38-40/8, 1200, Vienna, Austria



Bodies queer in many ways, these days the residues of industrial capitalism have altered our bodies physically and physiologically as well as our shared environments. Therefore, we can no longer frame sex and gender as produced in biological ways, but as products of industrial queering. The anogenital distance, the distance between the anus and genitals, have long been used by state-sanctioned science to define and delineate normality juxtaposed against the abnormal. However, industrial queering has cause this distance to be shorter and shorter over time, producing more disobedient bodies than ever before. The GENITAL( * )PANIC project proposes an anonymous crowdsourced database of 3D genital scans, opening up room for queer bodies of all kinds in the midst of inescapable toxicity, performing a kind of statistical resistance against top-down systems of defining normality. The workshop will include a presentation about toxicity and gender, followed by a discussion and exploration of the genital scanning space. Participants are also able to give their own genital scans after the workshop ends.


About Mary Maggic:

Mary Maggic is an artist working at the intersection of biotechnology, cultural discourse, and civil disobedience. Their investigations challenge the role of creator and creation, the ethics of the postnatural product, and the neoliberal promises of science and technology. Maggic’s most recent project generates DIY protocols for hacking estrogen, demonstrating its biopolitical ubiquity and potential for mutagenesis, i.e. gender-hacking. Maggic has participated in a number of interdisciplinary residencies including HackteriaLab2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Ars Bioarctica Residency in Finland, and Interactivos?’16: Possible Worlds in Madrid and has exhibited for Ars Electronica and Transmediale. They hold a BSA in Biological Sciences and Art from Carnegie Mellon University and a MS in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab.

Website: http://maggic.ooo/

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Event details

19. December 2019
Door policy:
FLIT only
No registration required.
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Mz* Baltazar’s Lab, Wallensteinstraße 38-40/8, 1200 Wien