The Cis Gaze and its Others. McKenzie Wark

ConversationsIVAM Centre Julio González

Perhaps there are more transgender artists whose work is being exhibited, but perhaps this simply includes transgender art and artists within an existing mode of perception. What would it mean to see art in its totality from trans perspectives? Such a project might begin with a critique of the cis gaze, a way of seeing that orders the world through a standard model of the gendered subject, and treats anomalies to the standard model as exotic, humorous or dangerous. Perhaps we can develop another way of seeing, from the ways in which trans artists negotiate the cis gaze in their own practice.

McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born, New York-based writer and academic. She has published essays focused on the legacy of the Situationist International (SI) and the social and cultural changes produced by the irruption of information and communication technologies in our daily lives. Her books translated into Spanish are A Hacker Manifiesto (Alpha Decay), The Beach Beneath the Street (Hermida), Capital Is Dead (Holobionte) and Reverse Cowgirl (Caja Negra). Raving, her most recent book, has been published by Duke University Press.