Paul B. Preciado

To All I Will Love (2021)
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With his contribution to the festival, Paul Preciado sends a love letter to visitors and non-visitors of steirischer herbst delivered directly to their homes.

The impact of COVID-19 has been to isolate people from one another, not only socially but also on a bodily level. The phantasms of paranoia and the realities of the disease make it harder and harder to imagine chance encounters where you unexpectedly fall in love, taking yourself by surprise. But that is exactly what Paul B. Preciado achieves in his letter, a rousing affirmation of life addressed to the general public of Graz and visitors to the festival, and sent directly to their mailboxes.

The complete text of the letter can be read here.

Paul B. Preciado (1970, Burgos, Spain) is a writer, philosopher, curator, and a leading voice in the study of gender and body politics. His work focuses on applied and theoretical topics relating to gender, pornography, architecture, and sexuality. His book Testo Junkie (2008) was a pioneering account of his own gender transition, where he explores the relation of technology and the construction of gender. He also has curated discussion programs in the context of contemporary art. He lives in Paris.


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Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’21

With the kind support of Fondation Jan Michalski