Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, the Ob-scene

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Orchestrating text and color photography through the lens of vulnerability, Cara Judea Alhadeff explores embodied democracy as the intersection of technology, aesthetics, eroticism, and ethnicity. She demonstrates the potential for social resistance and a rhizomatic reconceptualization of community rooted in difference--and a socio-erotic ethic of ambiguity that disrupts codified normalcy. Within the context of global corporatocracy, international development, the pharma-addictive health industry, petroleum-parenting, and arts-as-entertainment, she scrutinizes the emancipatory possibilities of social ecology, post-humanism, and the pedagogy of trauma. Confronting hegemonies of convenience culture, she lays the groundwork for a reticulated citizenry that requires theory-becoming-practice. Alhadeff's primary text and footnotes become parallel narratives, reflecting their intermedial content. As she integrates the personal and theoretical with the visual and textual, she mobilizes a comprehensive exploration of our bodies as contingent modes of relation. She cites philosophers and artists from Spinoza to Audre Lorde, Louise Bourgeois, and Édouard Glissant, who have explored collaborative and uncanny conditions of becoming vulnerable. In the context of multiple constituencies, creativity becomes a political imperative in which cognitive and somatic risk-taking gives voice to social justice.

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Cara Judea Alhadeff is a writer and visual artist who engages embodied theory.

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"The pride of the European Graduate School, Cara Judea Alhadeff breaks new ground with her first book. Devoted to a radical engagement with embodied democracy, the work offers wide-ranging insight into precarious textual adventure and the artistic intercept. A bold and remarkable boundary-crossing on a number of crucial levels."   --Avital Ronell, Professor of the Humanities, New York University, Jacques Derrida Professor of Philosophy and Media, European Graduate School Switzerland, author of Loser Sons: Politics and Authority

"Alhadeff offers innovative performative photography and timely political analysis.Treatment of vulnerability is particularly provocative-analyses of the collision of the hyperphysical, hypervirtual.Alhadeff opens new thinking about contemporary life and sexuality-embodied, endowed with sensual visual,verbal presence.A fascinating fusion of art and scholarship, intricate theoretical text parallels unexpected photographic imagery-sensuous/enigmatic/layered. Intellectually rigorous, esthetically daring-the book is hard work and worth it." Lucy Lippard, author, 22 books on art/culture.

"...With enormous energy and theoretical appetite, her thought exposes itself to the most difficult and most radical contemporary thinkers, contesting them with her own experience and insights...[Alhadeff's] thought is unlimitedly ambitious and vulnerable.It issues vulnerability as central, rather than individual autonomy or collective enterprise, rather than the subject of rights or the construction of institutions; opens a new perspective on justice and democracy." Alphonso Lingis, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, Penn State, author, Violence and Splendor, Dangerous Emotions, Trust

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