26.10.2012 to 26.10.2012
Georg Stenger (D/A) / Rachid Boutayeb (MAR/D), Lectures
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Georg Stenger (D/A) / Rachid Boutayeb (MAR/D): Vom Aufstand der Körper & Sexualität im Islam\r\n
Date: Fri, Oct 26, 17:00, Duration 3 hours
Location: TQW / Halle G
Lectures in German language
in the context of the lecture series: Do we know what a body can do? Wissen wir, was ein Körper kann?
Georg Stenger (D/A)
Vom Aufstand der Körper - Interkulturelle Bildperformanzen
Why do \"bodies\" revolt or why are they able to uprise, when they nevertheless, according to a widespread classical understanding, come under sensory matter and thus are just of \"lower cognitive capacity\"? Do they nevertheless have something like their own \"linguisticality\" that escapes the usual understanding of language with its associated distancing? Haven\'t bodies always \"talked\", not alone but nevertheless significantly in images, through images, about images, whether these are real, virtual or imagined images, and isn\'t precisely a prepro positional dimension inherent in them, that runs towards movement and processuality as \"base-providing\" and \"being able to find a ground\"? And in what simultaneous intensity and extensity does the body do this? \"At the ground of the image\" the body screams out, the body behind the body, the body in the body. The language of the body as \"image language\" takes place in a mediaperformative way in as much as it paces out spaces, opens and simultaneously transforms them. What happens with the bodies if they put their image performances to the test interculturally and put them at risk?
Rachid Boutayeb (MAR/D)
Sexualität im Islam
For Abdelkébir Kathibi the body is the oppressed in the religion of Islam. The body is continuously conceived of as just a tool of the spiritual, not as the expression of it. In this reductio nist understanding, as Farid Zahi, one of Khatibi\'s pupils, writes, it is always just a question of \"the body at the service of the sacral\". The body does not have an independent right to act and it is certainly not allowed to give in to its moods or desires uncensored.
So here one is dealing with a \"disembodie\" body. The religious rules determine the life, death and even the sexual relations of this body. Farid Zahi calls such a conception of God \"A war against the senses\"!
Despite the exotic Arabic writings about sexuality, one can therefore assert that sexuality anyway represents the forgotten, if not even the Other of Islamic thought.