Class 2: Excess and Gap and Stain

READINGS

Roland Barthes: an excerpt from the Fashion Reader anthology on the garment that gaps… (hand-out)
Richard Von Krafft-Ebbing: Excerpt from Psychopathis Menstrualis (online)
Adrienne Kennedy: A Lesson in Dead Language (hand-out)

Video

Pina Bausch: Rite of Spring
Can’t Swallow It Can’t Spit It Out (2006): Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
Menstruation Machine by Sputniko
K-CoreaINC.K (section a) (2009): Ryan Trecartin

IMAGES

Blood as Medium:
Taxi-driver President

There are many more. To catalog them would have a specific toll on me and you. I include these here because I would like us to think about the trace or, in some cases,  absolute ruination carried in the cloth.  Some are preserved in vitrines and others are carried like flags through the street. Blood in excess becomes material.

IMAGE: Further information  here

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