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KATRIEN JACOBS, LIBI_DOC. JOURNEYS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF SEX ART (2005)

The book Libi_doc: Journeys in the Performance of Sex Art presents itself as a comprehensive study and visually stimulating art book, and was prepared by two well equipped researchers. One writes from the road and has overtly sympathetic, or ‘intoxicated’ subliminal reactions to the researched subjects. The other is locked inside an office and using the best of his theoretical insights. Their subjects, and the subject of the book, are 27 leading contemporary artists, whose work explicitly or subtly touches on human sexuality and pornographic representation. The artists show their works and comment on major developments in digital media and open sexuality, explaining the power of social networks, exhibitionism and excess, also the pains of societal rejection and censorship. The journeys of contemporary art and pornouveau media, the sex craze of libidot and (almost fatal) abstinence of Dr.Jacobs, are represented through commentaries and high quality color reproductions of major art works. Libidot is represented in drawings created by the Belgian artist Piepke. Dr Jacobs, the ‘high’ theorist and office bound academic, is represented photographically by Ms. Jacobs in male drag. The photographs were shot by Andrew Guthrie and Ismail Necmi.

About the Author


Katrien Jacobs is assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong. She is a scholar, writer and activist in the field of digital art and culture, who has lectured and published widely on netporn, sex art, and censorship. She has a Ph.D. degree in comparative literature and media, with a thesis on dismemberment myths and rituals in 1960s/1970s body art and performance media. An overview of her work and daily meanderings can be found at Libidot 

Contents

I. Introduction  → PDF

II.Journeys

1. THE NETHERLANDS: FUCK OFF MEDIA
Zoot and Genant Interview I, ‘Post-Kinky Party’
Bilwet’s Movement and Metamorphosis
Zoot and Genant Interview II, ‘Fucking 8 Times a Day’

2. JAPAN: http://softimage.penis.co.jp
Aky Narita in Ropes
Aky and Libidot @ Lunchtime Peepshow
Shu Lea Cheang Interview, ‘Censored in 70 Spots’
Sci-Fi Pornography with Softimage Penis
Kyoto Daytrip: Looking for Doll
Minori Kitahara interview, ‘Masturbate, Vibrate and Peace, Sister’

3. AUSTRALIA: THE GHOSTS DOWNUNDER
The Cliffs of Coogee Beach
Linda Dement Interview, ‘Male Violence and Female Cunt Spunk’
Clouds over St. Kilda’s
Ian Haig Interview, ‘V-shaped Toys’
Francesca da Rimini Interview, ‘Mistress Tales, Liberation Politics’

4. BELGIUM: BLACK MAGIC AND THE HOLY MEDIA
Piepke Interview, ‘Underwear Stains and Deep Anal Secrets’
Coffee underneath Sint Rombouts
Annie Sprinkle’s Cunt Chakra
Dennis Black Magic and his Anti-Art-Porn
On TV with Ex-Miss Belgium
Marijs Boulogne Interview, ‘Horny Mobs and Medieval Ecstasies’

5. USA: NAKED NERDS, BARBIE GIRLS, AND PURITANICAL BITCHES
Lesbian-Marxist Attack Dog
Naked Nerds
Yoshie Suzuki Interview, ‘Wall Flower on the Kissing Girl?’
Isaac Leung, ‘And Thus Spoke the Oriental Whore
Mayumi Lake Interview, ‘Tricky Thing:Armpit Eroticism’
Barbara De Genevieve Interview, ‘Peer-to-Peer and Queer Porn’
Tanya Bezreh Interview: ‘Spanking: The Smacking Sounds, The Big O, The Musical’

6. TAIWAN: THE ALPHA-MALE AND THE PHI-MALE
New Year’s Eve in Taipei with Anas Nin
Coldness the Deadly Virus
Chiao Hui Chen Intreview, 'In Bed with Dreams, Roses and Needles'
Shin-Fen Liu Interview, 'The Malein Labor, the Phi-Male Nurse'
Lung-Tu Hung’s Little Girls
Niki Kuo Interview, 'Before the Bubble Burst'
Josephine Ho Interview, 'Such is the Charm of Our Discreet Bourgeoise'

7. SLOVENIA: MISTIFY THE BODY, ELEVATE THE MIND
Jurij Krpan Intreview, 'Mesmerizing Stories of the Galerija Kapelica'
Peter Mlakar Interview, 'The Transcendental Genital'
Goran Bertok Interview, 'The Bloody Teeth of Omen'
Rajko bizjak Interview, 'The Vagina Lover'
Eclipse Intreview, 'Slovenai’s Wonder Women'

8. ENGLAND: PORN FROM THE EARTH CORE
Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal
Oreet Ashery Intreview, 'In Bed With Marcus Fisher'
Brian Chalkley Intreview, 'Dawn in Wonderland'

9. TURKEY: LET’S MAKE PORN, NOT WAR
The Re-election of G.W. Bush
Ismail Necmi Interwiev, 'Let’s Make Porn, Not War'

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TRANSFORMACIJE SERIES 17

English edition.

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Publication description


300 pages, 170 x 240 mm, colour print