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DIAPHANES Magazine No. 11

DIAPHANES Magazine No. 11

Softcover, 120 pages

Date of publication: 28.04.2023


DIAPHANES 11 explores practices of human and non-human substitution, plays with the myths and visions of motherhood and fathering, brings together artistic and theoretical positions on reproduction and communication, gender and genus, addressing and conception.

DIAPHANES 11 inquires into elective affinities at a time of server farms and social freezing, of chatbots and donor profiles, pseudonymization and the promise of identity.

DIAPHANES 11 orbits the “ambiguities of the maternal significate” (Friedrich Kittler) and speculates about the idea of a humankind as “absolute family” (Novalis).


With contributions by Sophie Lewis, Barbara Vinken, Rudi Nuss, Lucile Boiron, Anne Bogart, Allison Grimaldi Donahue, Sina Dell’Anno, Luc Mattenberger, Zuzana Cela, Andreas L. Hofbauer, Emma Waltraud Howes, Lena Kunz, Leda Bourgogne, The Agency, Werner Hamacher, and many others.

  • body
  • queer theory
  • feminism
  • aesthetics
  • contemporary art
  • motherhood
  • father figure
  • mother figure
  • gender

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