Voyeurs, spectators or pleasure seekers?
Thursday, Oct 18, 6:00-8:00
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Science
Susanna Paasonen is professor of media studies at University of Turku, Finland. With an interest in studies of sexuality and the internet, she is the author of Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MITP 2011), Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play (Goldsmiths Press 2018) and Not Safe for Work: Sex, Humor, and Risk in Social Media (with Kylie Jarrett and Ben Light, MITP forthcoming).
Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist whose work toys with social constructs of body language, costume, and inner corporeal experiences. Her folk and pop inspired artworks employ concept-related mediums and technologies that invite audiences to play with iconographies and scenarios involving gender, seduction, consumption, and class.
Teresa was born to Azorean parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to Canada at a young age. Her artworks, such as “Her Pleasure, Her Desire, Remix,” and “Consuming Her”, have been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally.