[-empyre-] sex death love - on AGEING

Shu Lea Cheang shulea at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 27 15:45:59 AEST 2019

dear empyre-ers

The September month on -empyre- doesnt seem to be ending, so many 
threads to follow up...

Let me recall some moments -

McKenzie Wark ever so inncocently – 11/09/2019 post

/So Sandy: can you tell me a it about ageing? I just turned 58 and am 
already a middle aged woman.../

Allucquere Rosanne Stone ever so cheerfully – 12/09/2019 post

/I can only tell you about aging from a personal perspective.So ok, I’m, 
what, 82, 83, something?I write, code, make stuff, and raise hell, 
active in several professional fields, sex is terrific…if anything, it 
gets better with time.This isn’t a tell-all, so I’ll leave it at that.I 
don’t hike, climb, or snowboard as much as I did, but I’m beginning to 
think that’s psychological.Anyway, if it’s words of encouragement you 
want, you can have all I’ve got, and I’ve got plenty.I’m fully aware 
that my view is not a universal one, and I can’t speak for trans* folk 
who find aging hard.But from this admittedly limited perspective, in 
this particular embodiment, I intend to keep on adventuring, theorizing, 
and making love with the throttle pushed up to 110% until my body simply 
explodes.I invite you to join me./


Annie Abrahams asked to bring back  these topics - sex death love and ageing

·*"*/Annie Abrahams*: *The belief that, after menopause, sexual 
intercourse goes on as before is mistaken. At least it didn’t for me. 
This made me really angry for some time, as nobody had warned me! It 
felt very lonely. I think that the sexual life of post-menopausal women 
is still very much a taboo subject that people shun away from./" 

For these last few days of September as leaves yet to fall off  the 
branches, I like to introduce Annie Abrahams, also bring in Miha Colner, 
the curator who’s been preparing an exhibition /On Ageing at /MGLC – 
International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljublijan, Slovania).


Annie Abrahams is a Dutch artist living in France. She has a M2 in 
biology from the University of Utrecht and a MA2 from the Academy of 
Fine Arts of Arnhem. In her work she questions the possibilities and 
limits of communication, specifically investigating its modes under 
networked conditions. Using video and performance as well as the 
internet, she develops what she calls an aesthetics of attention and 
trust, in which human behaviour is the main material. She is known 
worldwide for her netart and is an internationally regarded pioneer of 
networked performance art and collective writing.

Full cv bio (336 Ko) https://www.bram.org/info/aabrahams_cvbio_eng.pdf
2.3 Mo 20 pages with images - book 

Miha Colner(1978) is an art historian who works as a curator at MGLC - 
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana. He is also active as a 
publicist, specialised in photography, printmaking, artists’ moving 
image and various forms of (new) media art. Since 2005 he has been a 
contributor of newspapers, magazines, specialist publications, and his 
personal blog, as well as part-time lecturer. He lives and works in 
Ljubljana, Slovenia.

http://mihacolner.com <http://mihacolner.com/>

Let's see how this run, maybe try to smoke Sandy out of cave and get 
warkk to bring in some techno beats!


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