GAY/QUEER TRACE/ARCHIVE/CONSTELLATION. A PHOTO MIMESIS. BY STEVEN BENSON

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Read the book; see the film; and you shall get the link with this posting!

Read the book; see the film; and you shall get the link with this posting!

Our trajectory as lgbt people; and a mirror of my own lgbt political activism(in danger of disappearing sans trace unless I post about our campaign to stop Section 28)

Our trajectory as lgbt people; and a mirror of my own lgbt political activism(in danger of disappearing sans trace unless I post about our campaign to stop Section 28)

AIDS; beautiful love; a Video!

AIDS; beautiful love; a Video!

“Stripping Penguins Bare”:Benson(the novels’s protagonist), gay, studies English in Aberystwyth;my doppelganger, refracted through the lens of fiction/”fiction”; uncanny; my doppelganger?

Had to get Sebald in:”The Emergence of Memory” essays.

“Loving Someone Gay”:All parents who struggle with their child’s sexual orientation should STILL read this book

early GMP classics(c.1984) which helped me come out, via representation

early GMP classics(c.1984) which helped me come out, via representation

More traces; and shared history

More traces; and shared history

An absolute(now unknown; which I recover) classic; grim but real, in respect to the 80s

An absolute(now unknown; which I recover) classic; grim but real, in respect to the 80s

Searching to recapture(regain? No, impossible) the past; who WAS Sebald? A book of photo homage and essays

Searching to recapture(regain? No, impossible) the past; who WAS Sebald? A book of photo homage and essays

two key books in re-claiming the marginalised, heterosexualied,invisibilised history of gay literature; the second about double marginalisation; attempts at recovery again; traces from gay past to gay present/future

two key books in re-claiming the marginalised, heterosexualied,invisibilised history of gay literature; the second about double marginalisation; attempts at recovery again; traces from gay past to gay present/future

Peter Wildeblood(RIP): my hero; a rare book; he was the only openly homosexual member of the Woolfenden Committee(pre legality of male same sex acts) and was sent to prison for homosexual

Peter Wildeblood(RIP): my hero; a rare book; he was the only openly homosexual member of the Woolfenden Committee(pre legality of male same sex acts) and was sent to prison for homosexual “activity”

And, so, I curate these vestiges/remnants/traces: linking our gay past with our gay/queer present and future; I MINE them out of history(to paraphrase Benjamin) so that they live into the continuum that is the present and future; I recapture, recuperate, repair…Not quite time regained but an attempt therat

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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One Response to GAY/QUEER TRACE/ARCHIVE/CONSTELLATION. A PHOTO MIMESIS. BY STEVEN BENSON

  1. decayetude says:

    Thanks Rough Ghosts; hope u are feeling better; and thanks for your support of the lgbt community:) Steve

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