Per Capita

Xenopolitics#1 : petro-bodies and geopolitics of hormones

27 September - 1 October 2017

@ Never Apart [7049 Saint-Urbain]

  • Opening hours: 12:00 - 18:00
  • ALIENS IN GREEN [US] [SI] [FR]

Exposure to synthetic chemicals interferes with human and nonhuman hormonal systems. Despite all warnings of the toxic impacts of these endocrine disruptors, the lobbying of the petro-chemical, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries continue to influence regulatory institutions. These agents can be viewed as xeno-powers that both regulate and pollute our bodies and the environment. At the same time, though, terms like “abnormal” or “disruptor” are at the center of most environmental and critical discourses, focusing the main arguments on topics such as sex-panic, gender ambiguity, and threats to reproductive futurism. These arguments reinforce the politics of purity that reflects our prescribed eco-hetero-normative value system. What is “normal” and “natural”? Do queers and our alien kin have no future in our increasingly toxic landscape? The Aliens in Green want to generate “a crisis of the body” that leads to non-prescriptive subjectivities, offering a kind of alien resilience called xeno-solidarity.

Aliens in Green (Bureau d'études, Ewen Chardronnet, Mary Maggic, Julien Paris, Spela Petric)

27 September - 1 October 2017

@ Never Apart [7049 Saint-Urbain]

  • Opening hours: 12:00 - 18:00