By Linda S. Kauffman
Linda S. Kauffman turns the pornography debate on its head with this audacious research of modern taboo-shattering fiction, movie, and function artwork. Investigating the position of delusion in paintings, politics, and pop culture, she exhibits how technological advances in drugs and technology (magnetic resonance imaging, desktops, and telecommunications) have profoundly altered our suggestions of the human physique. our on-line world is generating new sorts of identification and subjectivity. The novelists, filmmakers, and performers in Bad women and ailing Boys are the interpreters of those courageous new worlds, cartographers who're busy mapping the fin-de-millennium surroundings that already envelops us.
Bad ladies and ill Boys deals an important and interesting journey of the present cultural panorama. Kauffman boldly connects the dots among the unconventional artists who shatter taboos and problem criminal and aesthetic conventions. She hyperlinks writers like John Hawkes and Robert Coover to Kathy Acker and William Vollmann; filmmakers like Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien to Brian De Palma and Gus Van Sant; and performers like Carolee Schneemann and Annie Sprinkle to the visible arts. Kauffman's energetic interviews with J. G. Ballard, David Cronenberg, Bob Flanagan, and Orlan upload a rare measurement to her well timed and convincing argument.
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In this hyperbole resonates a longer struggle within the movement about what it means to be constructing a citizen as someone who is formally educated. During the suffrage struggles of the late nineteenth century, the phrase “Educated Suffrage” marked a compromise developed by white middle-class suffrage activists. The purveyors of this model of suffrage meant to sacriﬁce working-class women of all races in order to gain patriarchal approval. 16 Despite this resonance, however, African-American activists who refused such a compromise nonetheless lectured widely on the need to educate black women to the demands of citizenship.
These ﬁgures displace attention to questions of the efﬁcacy of social movements, politics engendered not around repetitions of spectacular failure and optimism but around political claims. In particular, the doubled ghost seems to speak of an attachment to public ﬁgures who move in undivided and undivisive realms beyond politics. It is as though these dead-too-soon personae represent a hole in the historical fabric through which the hierarchies of violence and alterity that we associate with the lawlessness of the law might, ﬁnally, not be reproduced.
But even then he would only be human in a juridical sense, continuing to carry in his person the sacred illumination that derives from his embodiment of law as such. This is perhaps why the courts yielded to President Clinton’s oft-asserted refusal to testify in real time: they were trying to preserve something of his inhumanity, his sacred superhumanity. What difference does it make to think of the sacred aspect of contemporary mass iconicity, especially where it intersects with the political?
Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture by Linda S. Kauffman