Many concepts ‘meet’ each other in the practices of online sex work; physical & digital, pleasure & power, intimacy & publicness, body & labour. Not to forget how gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality intersect in this type of work. How can we engage in meaningful ways with these complexities and entangled realities? INC member, artist and communication scholar Antonia Hernandez and writer, researcher, activist, and porn performer Lorelei Lee will discuss how art, writing, and play might provide methods for engagement with the multifaceted nature of online sex work. This online seminar is organized by the Global Digital Cultures Research Network/the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
- Lorelei Lee (they/she) is a writer, porn performer, sex worker activist, organizer, juris doctor, Justice Catalyst Fellow, co-founder of the Disabled Sex Workers Coalition, and researcher with Hacking//Hustling. Their writing appears in n+1, The Establishment, $pread, Denver Quarterly, The Feminist Porn Book, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, We Too, Hustling Verse, and elsewhere. Their book, ‘Anything of Value,’ looking at sex work through legal history, memoir, and cultural criticism, is anticipated from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2023. https://twitter.com/MissLoreleiLee
- Antonia Hernández is a communication studies scholar from Concordia University Montreal and artist who has engaged with the complexity of online sex work both scholarly writing and artistic projects. Through the artwork and research project ‘Maintenance Pornography / Sexcams in a Dollhouse’, she investigated platforms, value creation, and the domestic in online sex work. https://www.hernandez.com/
Date: 10 February 2021
Time: 17:00-18:00 CET/11:00-12:00 EST
More information + registration: https://globaldigitalcultures.uva.nl/content/events/events/2021/02/engaging-with-online-sex-work.html?origin=GU1z7Jn%2FRXKfJ6jqcqgEaQ&cb