Non-sexual conjugal partnership (performance Married Heterosexual Homogeneous Society), 2003
Interdisciplinary performance artist
Homogeneous Heterosexual Conjugal Society (2003) , interdisciplinary performance among the public, graphic artist Alexis García, interdisciplinary artist Emilio Santisteban, and the lawyer Máximo Gallo.
This performance, member of the Non-Sexual Conjugal Society project, proposes the hypothesis of a conjugal partnership to be established by two heterosexual people of the same sex and the same gender identity.
Non-Sexual Conjugal Society maintains the need for supranational legal regulations to oblige States to withdraw from their legislation any observance related to people's sexual life for the granting or limitation of rights.
The critical and radical example proposed is the absolute withdrawal of legal criteria of a sexual nature to grant or deny the right to establish a conjugal society .
Photos © Gisella Ramírez.
Video © Romina Cruz.
The work differs from proposals regarding the legal authorization of sexually alternative conjugal societies, since it does not propose the admission of homosexual marriage, but rather the omission of the judgment on the sexual in the legal establishment of the right to establish a society conjugal.
The existing models of conjugal society assume public recognition of a confluent sexual orientation (between heterosexuals of different sex, between homosexuals of the same sex); it it implies, as a last resort, an unacceptable accountability of the intimate sphere of people before the public sphere.
The proposal is presented as a contradiction seen from the cultural traditions of the world, as well as from the point of view of the proposals for the claim and recognition of minorities. However, it aims to radicalize the separation between the intimate sphere of people and normativity for the acquisition of rights in the public sphere.