Orgasms and Oppositions: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE
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.
Citation : Clarke, A. (2013) Orgasms and Oppositions: Dani Ploeger’s ELECTRODE’, ‘Critical Acts’. The Drama Review, 57: 3, pp. 158-163.
ISSN : 1054-2043
Research Group : Drama Research Group
Research Institute : Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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