Re: [-empyre-] Response to Stacia and 'feminine' identity


I'm joining the conversation as one of Barbara's future :-) writers, with just a thought/reference on the question of the feminine, unbracketed and perhaps not necessarily that easily linked to the issues of identity, more a quality to be worked with, much like a hue or a particular form of movement...
B. Ettinger in conversation with E. Levinas speaks of the feminine 'as a flight before the light', and Levinas' response is:
'In other words: not to show oneself. A flight before demonstration.'

I think this is far too interesting to be disregarded as essentialist, the quality of flight feels particularly poignant for performance, perhaps even more so for the kind of performance where identities are simultaneous and multiple, for that could in a playful way be seen as work with this quality of flight, of never quite fixing, never quite showing, while in fact being very much there and performing.



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