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Pierre Molinier, le corps réinventé

Abstract : Beyond the presupposition isolating the male of the feminine, Pierre Molinier's self-portraits claim an aesthetics of the third gender, that of the neutral. This inserting into voluntary margins underlines the ambivalence between presence and absence of the sexual cleavage. At the origin of this "between two genders", there is a liberation from sexual "normality". From the sixties, his work focuses on his very body. Dedicated exclusively to the eroticism, his self-portraits are exploited thanks to the photomontage which also breaks the possibilities inferred by the photographic medium. The photographic practice (re)positions the body as a territory to be reinvented. Worked again and treated until it appears as an idealized image of self, the body re-questions the codes of gender and, through this practice, the conflict between the identity of gender and the identity of sex of the individual. This reflection on the sexual identity actually invites to wonder about what is at stake in a body reconstructed by means of the demolition of the visual medium.
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Eléonore Antzenberger. Pierre Molinier, le corps réinventé. Encyclo. Revue de l'école doctorale Sciences des Sociétés ED 624, Université de Paris, 2013, pp.121-129. ⟨hal-00944209⟩



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