(archaic artifacts of sodomy networks)
*img old placard of defunct Argos leatherbar in Warmoesstraat, AMS (1957-2015)
These were, if you’ll permit the metaphor, temples of urethral eroticism.
—#ChristopherChitty, 2017 (2020) Patenting The Pissoir: Queer Bodies and Proprietary Technologies / SH
*img 1884 Folding Urinal, Patent by J. L. Mott Iron Works #HomoSexEthnography
Same-sex eroticism has been documented in most artisanal classes in which age and status hierarchies subjected male youths to the direct domination of adult men in handicraft production.
A shared grammar of sexual possibility and availability produced by practices of cruising public spaces gave these particular codes their continuity or legibility across time and place. Homosexuality was reconceptualized as an active, counterhegemonic appropriation of urban space generating unique forms of sociality and culture centered around stranger intimacy.
Dann habe ich den Hammer genommen.
*img 1980 #CornyLittmann Aktion enthüllte den Skandal der Schwulen-Bespitzelung, Hamburg
Whether it be a question of vestiges or the body of another person, we need to know how an object in space can become the eloquent relic of an existence;
The interior space of the hammam enabled a performance of masculinity to be at once codified, acted upon and sensualized, yet it offered the constant and precarious potential for the subversion of the body's public use.
The city is a map of the hierarchy of desire, from the valorized to the stigmatized. . . Gay men comprise the only sexual minority that has established its own enclave in the modern city.
the homosexual subcultures of . . . in respect of the practices, the spatial geography of homosexuals and, to some degree, the awareness of self of those active in the 'gay world' of the period.
homo faggotries & undercommons—sodomies, Lo Gai Saber, espellar Mascle, i + —digging heritage—a visual essay (18+)—Recombination is also our task,
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