ALIEN SEX CLUB(JOHN WALTER), HOMOTOPIA, LIVERPOOL, 2015; REFLEXIONS.BY STEVEN BENSON.

{Where to start? which style(s)?}

Alien=other/different/foreign(bodies).

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A strange, yet effective gay-sauna-like maze of: depictions of phallusesIMG_5486

courgette cocks in knitted, woollen condoms/tea-cosies

courgette cocks in knitted, woollen condoms/tea-cosies

, prophylactics, emblems of viral strains(an especially striking “pug”?pugnacious strain of virus?)IMG_5492

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Spectral

Images of
Fear and

Joy;

Novices and

QueensIMG_5477;

Lost in the

Maze of

Modes of

HIV

TRANSMISSION.

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As I went in, I was offered a (?large courgette? marrow?), with a woolly hat/condom perched on it; and coaxed to carry it round the exhibition and to nurture!IMG_5472 I declined this offer but:

I WAS brave enough to have a Tarot card reading; cynical(and frightened of the possible “death” card; ok it can mean change but you do not want that card hanging over you!), I, nonetheless, went for it:it was, eerily, accurate (and only SLIGHTLY vague!); and it was helpful in firming up my OWN view of myself; and,pragmatically, re-inforcing my determined action on an upcoming potential problem/big move in my life. And, I got the “Utopia” card!!!(all that was missing was some reference to Jeremy Corbyn, though, arguably that card was IT, Corbyn often represented/ portrayed/perceived as a “Utopian/Dystopian idealist”, many of whose policies  are actually very practical for achieving a peaceful, fairer world).IMG_5500

(Indeed!)

I mean I DO recommend this vast, colourful, thoughtful exhibition, the content of which I have not really touched upon: epidemiology; routes of transmission; stigma; loving your penis;AIDS/HIV myths;viral mutations. All beautifully and humourously portrayed via real,quirky art.

John Waters is a very gifted artist!

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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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