Queer Feminist Durationality

Time and Materiality as a Means of Resisting Spatial Objectification

[W]e have seen that the empirical existence of Time in the World is human Desire …

Alexandre Kojève1

[W]e must take seriously temporality's tremendous social and political force.

Carolyn Dinshaw2

Witness, 1969

Glowering at the viewer and holding a gun with her legs spread, crotch exposed through her “action pants,”VALIE EXPORT might be thought of as reversing the male gaze (or at least as positing a “fuck you” to its seemingly inexorable structures of fetishism), or she might be thought of as opening up new circuits of meaning based on flows of desire and identification that escape the binary logic of earlier models of feminist critique.3 The ...

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