Copy to Clipboard. Add italics as necessaryCite as: Franziska Koch, Worlding Love, Gender, and Care: Shigeko Kubota’s Sexual Healing, Worlding Public Cultures (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2023) <https:/​/​​10.37050/​wpc-ca-02>

Worlding Love, Gender, and Care

Shigeko Kubota’s Sexual Healing

Franziska Koch

Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2023
Cover design: Studio Bens
Cover design: Studio Bens

Shigeko Kubota’s pioneering video Sexual Healing (1998) presents an ambivalent take on her disabled husband Nam June Paik in physical therapy. Accompanied by Marvin Gaye’s titular pop song, it considers love, sex, and care in old age within the much-debated field of Fluxus collaborations, and its ideal of working together as equals when fusing life and art. Worlding Love, Gender, and Care delves into the four decades of Kubota and Paik’s time together, reflects on feminist worlding, and investigates the vital contribution of female Fluxus artists to art history.

ISBN 978-3-96558-060-2 | Paperback | 10 EUR | vii, 63 pp. | 17.8 cm x 12.7 cm

ISBN 978-3-96558-061-9 | PDF | Open Access | 3.7 MB

ISBN 978-3-96558-062-6 | EPUB | Open Access | 4.1 MB

Worlding Public Cultures
ISSN (Print): 2939-9211
ISSN (Online): 2939-922X