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The disturbing cruelty of Terre Thaemlitz’s “Deproduction”

Content warning: References to sexual content, situations and violence The final line of Terre Thaemlitz’s Deproduction reads: “Admit it’s killing you, and leave.” It is a neat summary of the work—a deeply nihilistic critique of contemporary family values and neo-liberal queer politics. But, as this last piece of text scrolls off the screen, it also …

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Disturbing behaviour: “Deproduction” by Terre Thaemlitz

By Patricia Tobin (670 words, 4-minute read) Content warning: References to sexual content or situations    Deproduction by musician-producer Terre Thaemlitz was released on December 28, 2017 as a multimedia album consisting of audio, video and text. In TPAM 2019, it was staged as an “anti-live AV performance”, as Thaemlitz combined the album’s textual, audio …

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