PIECES OF THE PROBLEM BODY
I will be creating an experimental video art piece with an original sound composition. this work will be inspired by an extensive body of research into the Sick/Disabled body as fetish object, and the fundamental erotics of the abjectified, objectified body. Shot on super8mm and VHS, this piece will capture my body navigating the violent gazes enacted on it- and provide a poignant examination of the intersections between them. The male gaze, the ableist gaze and the medicalized gaze form the cage in which the Sick/Disabled body is endlessly trapped within. This work will deconstruct these gazes, and provide an imaging of the sick/disabled body amidst questions of autonomy, control and power(lessness).
Disability, Illness, Crip Theory, Queering Illness, The Body, Post-Humanism, Cyborg-Futurity, Xenofeminism
ART - TERRITORY
Panteha Abareshi is a multi-media artist who's work focuses on critical refraction through the lens of illness and disability. Their practice is rooted in performance, video, installation, writing and discussion, wherein their body, its ailments and its complications are the primary medium.