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List of Upcoming Events: Latin American and Latino Studies - related

April 4 @ 14-5:30 p.m. Bingham Humanities Rm 100

Cursing the Curse: Libidinal Guerrilla and the Refusal of Moral Value in Brazil, from Pombagira to Trans/Queer PerformanceA brief look into contemporary artistic performances by trans of color artists in Brazil reveals a complex language of self-abjection and sexual warfare that forces a reconfiguration of modernity’s terms of value, and the obliteration of normative expectations for political subjectivity. While somewhat new in the Brazilian art and music scene, such structures of refusal and defiance of sexual codes has been a strong operative logic in Pombagira spirituality (particularly in Umbanda, Quimbanda, and Candomblé traditions.) In presenting the recent cultural production of trans of color artists in Brazil, a genealogical link will be outlined between such artistic repertoire of base values and the magical power of female sexuality embodied in Pombagira

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Sponsored by
Comparative Humanities
Fellowship of Christian Queers (FCQ)
Indiana University Center for Latin American Studies & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Latin American & Latino Studies
ULTRA (UofL TransRights Alliance)
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies