kyklàda press: Vol.4/4. The Sleeping Hermaphrodite (set of 4 books, order only once!)
The booklets are online only available in sets of four (8€ each). PLEASE ORDER JUST ONCE / 1 TIME !
Paul B. Preciado, Juan Duque, Nicolas Lakiotakis, Denis Maksimov
Vol.1. The Architect is Absent: Appraoching the Cycladic Holiday House, Vol. 2. Free Love Paid Love: Expressions of Affection in Mykonos, Vol.3. Public Health in Crisis: Confined in the Aegean Archipelago, Vol.4. The Sleeping Hermaphrodite: Waking Up from a Lethargic Confinement. Set of 4 books: 32€. PLEASE ORDER JUST ONCE / 1 TIME !
kyklàda.press is a small imprint, producing a series of texts resonating with phenomena in the Aegean Archipelago. kyklàda.press is a book project driven by a trans-disciplinary team directed by David Bergé, exploring critical and experimental positions in writing. With each volume in this series, we are slowly forming a catalogue of liquid forms of modernity: corporeal bodies – historical and actual, real, and imaginative.
key words: island topographies, archipelago culture, urbanism, architecture, corporeality, historical (dis)continuities, experiences of landscapes, queer culture, gender equality, non-patriarchy, travel and tourism narratives, photography, art, poetry and other liquid forms of modernity.Dry heat on your body. Bronze grasses and rocks, cactae, aloe vera. Concrete, asphalt, and marble, the Cycladic Landscape is both rural and urban: the Aegean Archipelago, south-east of Athens, extends into the city hills.
Through navigation, our westernized sense of perspective has established a common horizon, simplifying islands as visual spots at the surface of the sea. Islands are not exotic entities alone in the sea waters. Islands remain interconnected with the mainland and each other, from the top of the mountains to the hidden topographies of the sea bed: a myriad of creatures and non-organic matter which lives in constant symbiosis with water; tectonic plates, fossil fuel pipes, and data cables.
Vol.4. The Sleeping Hermaphrodite: Waking Up from a Lethargic Confinement
What can a reclining marble sculpture, conceived through a myth in Greek antiquity, tell us today about the fluidity of our gender construction? What has been the role of aesthetic and historical canons in the construction of the female and male genders? Is ‘the sleeping Hermaphrodite’ really asleep? Or has she/he been induced to a long lethargic state, punished and confined by the history of gender normalization?