Orgasms and Oppositions: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE

Date

2013

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1054-2043

Volume Title

Publisher

The Drama Review

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

In his performance installation, ELECTRODE (2011), Dani Ploeger repeatedly “fakes” orgasms. Using medical devices, digital sound synthesis, and graphs, Ploeger rigorously and specifically labors to replicate the sphincter muscle contraction pattern registered by an anonymous male subject during masturbation and orgasm. In so doing, Ploeger critically explores gender and abjection and creates a heightened, embodied presence.

Description

Keywords

Performance Art, body, gender, sexuality

Citation

Clarke, A. (2013) Orgasms and Oppositions: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE’, ‘Critical Acts’. The Drama Review, 57: 3, pp. 158-163.

Rights

Research Institute

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies