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REMOVING A PART OF ME FROM ALL OF ME, REMOVING A PART OF YOU FROM INSIDE OF ME

Frequently referenced in queer readings or interpretations is the openness of sex and sexuality as being a radical act breaking from normative institutionally approved/mandated behaviour. What many fail to see is the irony in which many forms of “transgressive” sex acts and practices mirror annihilating, humiliating and subjugating sex practices endemic within heterosexual relationships.

To this extent Caravaggio’s depictions offer no salvation or liberation from institutions, nor are their relationship problematic or collapsible explicitly into modernity. For a long time the failure to even point out characteristic flaws and damaging bodily and social flaws through conditioning that what is “ours” has no verity or rights to be criticised by

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Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle  

Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle  

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