Torsdag — 8 Februari 2018

19:30 — Fylkingen

Terre Thaemlitz ▸ Deproduction

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Fylkingen. Torkelknutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm 104 62  map
Doors: 19:30 / Starts: 20:00

Obs! Please note that Terre will not be at Fylkingen in person.

Entrance includes a printed, perfect bound book with Terre’s text in English and Swedish (translated by Frida Sandström)

advance tickets: 120 SEK (general entry) / 80 SEK (students/fylkingen medlemmer)
door tickets: 150 SEK / 100 SEK
festival pass: 550 SEK (sold out!)

Artist Information

Terre Thaemlitz ▸ Deproduction

Still from Deproduction by Terre Thaemlitz

We live in an era in which dominant LGBT agendas are increasingly revolving around themes of family, matrimony, breeding and military service. The cultural terms for social analyses and organizing around such issues requires an aggressive capitulation to peculiarly Western Humanist notions of the nuclear family, as well as private and public space. As a result, Feminist and Queer critical rejections of family structures (nuclear and otherwise) are increasingly scarce. An ability to understand the abuses of family and domestic violence as symptoms of larger institutionalized dominations becomes virtually impossible.

In a stereotypically familiar and heteronormative manner, the anticipated promise behind today’s Queer families is nothing more than the egocentric notion that familial abuses will be resolved by this generation being better parents than the previous generation. What is forever absent are discussions of what it means to deliberately not be a parent, and to deliberately abandon family. They remain as taboo as the notion of celebrating the relief of an abortion.

In Deproduction, Terre Thaemlitz investigates the awkward, uncomfortable and hypocritical power dynamics behind Western Humanist notions of family, and how they function internationally through processes of globalization.

Deproduction is multi-media work by Terre Thaemlitz produced with support from documenta 14 and Akademie der Künste der Welt. Deproduction premiered at documenta 14 in Athens on July 9, 2017.

Notes på Svenska

More information about Deproduction on the Comatonse Website