Call For papers | Transfeminist (per)formative visualities.

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Transfeminist (per)formative visualities.

Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2023.

Guest Editor:

Dra. (c) Ornela Barone Zallocco, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata - Argentina

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Languages: Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

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Transfeminist (per)formative visualities.

This call seeks to host and welcome research, pedagogical practices and trans/in/end disciplinary concerns that find together with (flores, 2018) transfeminist visualities an opportunity to crossbreed registers, methodologies and languages, to create cartographies that propose rewritings of the worlds we need escaping the linearity of sequential time towards perhaps ch'ixi dimensions (Rivera Cusicanqui, 2018), perhaps towards a "temporal dimension outside of chronocis-hetero-normativity" (Piña Narváez Funes, 2021, p. 20) perhaps of (re)invention as a vital and political motion of reXistence. It is intended to embrace transfeminist visualities that intervene in the materiality of the symbolic, that configure a "new political-visual order from which to think the planetary transition" (Preciado, 2022, p. 22). The insurgent potentialities deployed by performative visualities that make room(s) for transfeminisms, the cuir, the strange, the decolonial, the vital, the anti-normative, are summoned. To the experiences and gestures (Haudricourt, 2019) that are cultivated among (per)formativities, take root in les corps and take shape in visual memories as necessary (a)historical records.

With this call we intend to compose cartographies that can lead us to "a factual speculative place" (Haraway, 2019, p. 9) inhabited from and alongside the cosmic (Krenak, 2023) and interspecies (Haraway 2019 a, 2021, Despret, 2022, Kohn, 2021) that we weave in our political territories of reciprocity with the power of dreams and our imagination, gestating possibilities of reparation of damage (Anzaldúa, 2021), colonial wounds (Krenak, 2023, Kohn, 2021, Federici, 2015 ) and cis-heteropatriarchal and capitalist violence (Federici, 2022, Preciado, 2019). By dint of understanding the interstitial value of our ordinary and imaginary worlds (Anzaldúa, 2021) as enunciative locus (Ribeiro, 2020) from where to pronounce the rages and perfor(m)ative rebellions. The (per)formative visualities convened here seek to grant "voice to the movements of desire" (Rolnik, 2019), to subvert the burden of proof (Butler, 2018) of bleached monothematic and aseptic visual imaginaries. Understanding that these practices significantly intervene in our everyday organizations of meaning (Richard, 2014), procuring disorienting (Ahmed, 2019) acts of seeing (Brea, 2015).

Transfeminist, (per)formative, (trans)sexual, pleasurable, post-porn, menstrual, decolonial, anti-racial, ancestral, indigenous and irreverent bodies are called upon to cooperate in the collective construction of other/ inappropriate visualities and countervisualities that (dis)assemble and disrupt the coloniality of seeing (Colombres, 2012) and doing by disarming meanings, opening spaces, desires and flows to create meaning (Alcazar, 2014).


Alcázar, J. (2014) Performance. Un arte del yo. Siglo XXI

Ahmed, S. (2019) Fenomenología Queer: orientaciones, objetos, otros. Bellaterra.

Anzaldúa, G. (2021) Luz en lo oscuro. Hekht

Butler, J. (2018) Cuerpos que importan. Paidós

Colombres, A. (2012) La descolonización de la mirada. Ed. ICAIC

Despret, V. (2023). Autobiografía de un pulpo. Y  otros relatos de anticipación. Ed. Consonni

Federici, S. (2022) Ir más allá de la piel. Tinta Limón

Federici, S. (2015) Calibán y la bruja. Tinta Limón

flores, v. (2018) Esporas de la Indisciplina en AAVV (comp.) Pedagogías transgresoras II. Ediciones Bocavulvaria

Haraway, D. (2021) Testigo Modesto. Rara Avis

Haraway, D. (2019) La promesa de los monstruos. Holobionte Ed.

Haraway, D. (2019a) Seguir con el problema. Generar parentesco en el Chthuluceno. Ed. Consonni

Haudricourt, A. (2019) El cultivo de los gestos. Cactus

Krenak, A. (2023) La vida no es útil. Eterna cadencia.

Kohn, E. (2021) Cómo piensan los bosques. Hekht

Ribeiro, D. (2020) Lugar de enunciación. Feminismos plurales. Ambulantes

Richard, N. (2014) Estudios visuales y políticas de la mirada. En Dussel, I y Gutierrez, D. (comp.)  Educar la mirada. Manantial

Rolnik, S. (2019) Esferas de la insurrección. Apuntes para descolonizar el inconsciente.  Tinta Limón

Rivera Cusicanqui, S. (2018) Un mundo ch´íxi es posible. Tinta Limón

Moscoso, M. (2021) Futuro ancestral. Tiempo no blanco (comp.) OnA ediciones.

Piña Narváez Funes, I. (2021)  Guaichía time en Futuro ancestral. Tiempo no blanco (comp.) OnA ediciones.

Preciado, P. B. (2022). Dysphoria mundi. Anagrama

Preciado, P. B. (2019). Testo yonqui. Ibérica.