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8. INTER*me: An Inter-Locution on the Body in Photography

Authors: Del LaGrace Volcano, Jay Prosser, Eliza Steinbock

Published in: Transgender and Intersex: Theoretical, Practical, and Artistic Perspectives

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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Abstract

Photographer, ‘part time gender terrorist’, and now, as twice-parent (‘Ma-Pa’), Del LaGrace Volcano engages in conversation with friends and fellow gender travelers on herm’s latest photographic series, titled INTER*me. Their ‘inter-locution’ interleaves herm’s most recent images with some of herm’s earlier iconic photographs, as the discussion reflects on various interstices: between the body, aging and cultural ideals of beauty; between self-imaging, community representation, and familial connections; and between the technologies of gender and those of photography. The conversation reveals how the patterns in the INTER*me series interlock with those in Volcano’s oeuvre and ultimately also with the interwoven patterns of birth, life and death.

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Footnotes
1
Volcano uses ‘herm’ as noun and pronoun to self-name, thereby reclaiming from medical and mythical discourse an ambiguity that interrupts gender binaries (see Volcano 2010).
 
2
Following the use of the asterisk as suffix to make ‘trans*’ a more inclusive term, ‘inter*’ appears here as a multivalent term reflective of its multiform community. In both cases, the new taxonomy seems to displace a diagnosis. The asterisk model is derived from digital language, the file search term on file explorer programs. The asterisk throws up every form or ‘file’ prefixed by what comes before the asterisk. INTER* is also the preferred form first used by German intersex (inter*) activists as a means of delineating sex from sexuality.
 
3
Gisele Bündchen, the Brazilian supermodel, was to be the flip/feminine side of this project.
 
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Metadata
Title
INTER*me: An Inter-Locution on the Body in Photography
Authors
Del LaGrace Volcano
Jay Prosser
Eliza Steinbock
Copyright Year
2016
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-71325-7_8