Tim Dean

“Sam Steward’s Porn Archives”

I will discuss Sam Steward’s work in the context of a recently completed project on pornography and the archive, looking specifically at Steward’s pornography, what counts as pornography, and the history of how porn is preserved, sequestered, destroyed. Using Derrida’s Archive Fever, I will also consider archivization as a process of destruction as well as of preservation.

 

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