Pleasure Against The Machine is a circular talk where Fannie Sosa, share tools she utilizes to find pleasure when producing theory.
Pleasurably obtaining knowledge, fabricating it, and redistributing it, seems to be at the core of an intersectional understanding where knowledges, power and pleasures and pain are interrelated. Black femme pain being inevitable is part of a necro-colonial extractivist extension that self-actualizes to generate and accumulate wealth, so “whose pleasures are enhanced by ignorance?” and “whose pleasures are suppressed by knowledge?” are complex questions that must be asked repeatedly in any look of liberation. “Pleasurably hacking femme-hood, womxnity and Blackness is one of the strategies I’d like to defend in the making of liberatory practices, theories and economies.” According to Sosa.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Fannie Sosa has since lived between South America and Europe, stopping off almost everywhere in between. As an activist, artist, teacher and PhD student, her work spans gender, feminism, sexuality and spirituality. She travels the world leading giving lectures, leading workshops.
Tuesday Feb 14 2:00-3:30pm
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University