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Gestating Bodies : Performing Masculinity in Viennese Actionism

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dc.contributor.author Guðmundsdóttir, Sólveig
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-04T01:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-04T01:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2022-12-12
dc.identifier.citation Guðmundsdóttir , S 2022 , ' Gestating Bodies : Performing Masculinity in Viennese Actionism ' , Correspondences , vol. 10 , no. 1 , pp. 199-234 .
dc.identifier.issn 2053-7158
dc.identifier.other PURE: 103187777
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 3bf4e91e-467c-412f-be38-bab33fd9a359
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-5459-6714/work/124546371
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/4126
dc.description.abstract In this article I examine the motif of male reproduction in Viennese Actionism and its discursive links with esotericism. The Actionists were a collective of artists best known for their radical performance art. They appropriated various esoteric traditions for their subversive tactics, including for destabilizing gender norms and attacking bourgeois morals. They utilize gendered imagery from alchemy and vitalism in their works, adopting an image of virile masculinity that hails phallic creative powers. The analysis foregrounds the presentation of male reproduction in Günter Brus’ action, Der Helle Wahnsinn – Die Architektur des hellen Wahnsinns (1968), as I investigate the ideas of masculinity attached to the motif and the gendered expressions in the performance.
dc.format.extent 199-234
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Correspondences; 10(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.title Gestating Bodies : Performing Masculinity in Viennese Actionism
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.relation.url https://correspondencesjournal.com/21306-2/
dc.contributor.school Humanities

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