My project Paradigma tries to depict what a utopian society could look like when engaged in a new political approach that holds together all pluralities of genders in order to even delete the very concept of gender.
« The cyborg is a creature in a post-gender world » says philosopher Donna Haraway in her 1986 cyborg feminist essay.
The cyborg post-gender theory questions the dualism of western society, deconstructing identities, categories, relations and spaces. Dualism feeds a logic and practices of a domination system over women, people of color, workers and nature. Male/female, self/other, mind/body, whole/part; dualism results in subordination. Body is complex, multiple and can’t fit with binary categories of gender. The cyborg concept is used here as a semiotic, physical and ideological tool to help us think about what kind of future we want to build. The cyborg is a container, a condensed image of imagination and material reality, structuring any possibility of historical transformation.
Paradigma combines portraits of non-binary people from queer milieu of Paris and landscapes that represent transformation, transition and a becoming. These pictures are a proposal to consider these places and people as the scenery and characters of a new humanity and the representation of a new beginning. This project means to me a personal investigation, a deconstruction process, research of freedom and a political engagement.