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DIRTY X KULTE
50 T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE. SIZES L / M
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(ps the size M is actually quite small)
Originally from Barcelona, Béatriz Preciado shares her time between France and the United States. She received a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton University, and is a researcher there on architectural theory. She also teaches gender theory and the political history of the body at the Paris VIII university. She published “Le manifeste contra-sexuel” in 2000 and quickly became one of queer theory’s singular new voices.
What turns you on ?
Neither masculine nor feminine bodies. The in-betweens or the radical outsiders. Dykes and trans people. Animals and robots.
What is your favorite word ?
What sound or noise do you love ?
Le ronflement de ma chienne
Have you driven anyone insane ?
On n’est jamais responsable de la folie des autres….right?
Have you ever made a practice of confusing people ?
If you are talking about confusing people about gender and sexuality….yes. It is an intentional practice!
What should everyone shut up about ?
Silence is the worst.
What advice should you have taken, but did not ?
A long long time ago: “Watch out, she is crazy”
What is your vital daily ritual ?
I travel a lot. So my ritual is no-ritual or rather an airplane ritual.
What do you fear most ?
Spiders and la surveillance de l’Etat….memories of the Spanish dictatorship when I was a kid.
How would you like to die ?
On morphine….in King Kong´s arms.
What is your earliest memory ?
I am more into future telling
Do you collect anything ?
I have a small collection of funny shaped dildos and vibrators from the 70s and 80s that I used for a historical research. But besides dildos, I don’t collect anything. I don’t like accumulation.
A fundamental thinker ?
There are a constellation of concepts, some of them structured around the works of Spinoza, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, Simmel, Simondon, Michel Foucault, Monique Wittig, Derrida, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Roberto Esposito…
What is your most recent extravagance ?
Getting into a plan for macrobiotic cooking for cat and dog owners
What five words best describe you ?
Je ne suis pas ça
What is your worst addiction ?
T….At this point I think it is not really a secret.
What were you doing at midnight last night ?
I went to a concert by Adanowsky at Barcelone. A lot of fun.
Who is your worst enemy ?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction ?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life ?
Laika la chienne de l’espace et Angela Davis.
Who would you have liked to be ?
A trans-dyke version of Malcom X, but of course, with a different ending.
Beatriz Preciado “Testo junkie” (Grasset)
That mad DMX Crew on Turbo… Un hommage à Nu Groove…
2 very special guests at Private Party this Saturday…
& Lou Hayter…
For all the “back-stabbing” friends:
The Temptations – Smiling Faces Sometimes