Nonsense Lab
Charles RayPlank Piece1973performance/sculpture

Charles Ray
Plank Piece
1973
performance/sculpture

top:
Glenn Ligon
Negro Sunshine
2006
neon

bottom:
Man Ray
Fingers
1930
"solarized" photograph

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skins, skins, nailed to a glass
wall liquid crystal, displayed.

Judith Butler: “In other words, acts, gestures, and desire produce the effect of an internal core or substance, but produce this on the surface of the body, through the play of signifying absences that suggest, but never reveal, the organizing principle of identity as a cause. Such acts, gestures, enactments, generally construed, are performative in the sense that the essence or identity that they otherwise purport to express are fabrications manufactured and sustained through corporeal signs and other discursive means.”

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Gender Trouble, Routledge, 1999, p.136.