Archive | April 24, 2012

The MANstruate March

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday at The MANstruate March! It was a lot of fun! The reactions we had we’re priceless.  Throughout the this project, we have definitely learned a lot about organizing a demonstration. Special thanks to Katie and Jeremiah for filming the event. From defunding Planned Parenthood to restricting […]

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The Social Turn: A Reflection

Of today’s readings, I was most taken with Claire Bishop’s “The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents. In it, the author talks about how the goal of modernism has been to blur the distinction between art and life and the way in which relational, collective art seeks to re-humanize people in the face of capitalism. […]

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Project Update: Foundation for Schizoanalysis

I named my project “Foundation for Schizoanalysis”, and here is the blog in which I give some information about schizoanalysis, a term coined by Deleuze and Guattari, as well as posting announcements about the next sessions of discussions. My first session, which was the discussion of the question in 900’s, why did Caucasian Women started […]

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The Light in the Fridge

The title of this post comes from the artist Liam Gillick’s comparison of his work to the fridge light because “it only works when there are people there to open the fridge door. Without people, it’s not art—it’s something else—stuff in a room” (Bishop 2004, 61). In her “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” Claire Bishop writes, “The […]

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let’s go camping in the Mondrians

“I can’t change anything,” Santiago Sierra says quoted in Claire Bishop’s “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (October, 2006). “There is no possibility that we can change anything with our artistic work. We do our work because we are making art, and because we believe art should do something, something that follows reality. But I don’t believe […]

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Case Study: Intervention

Intervention: aesthetics, collaboration, relational works. Bishop’s question: Where is the meeting ground between practice without aesthetics and the absence of aesthetic rigor in activism? Relevant textual references: “Collaborative practices are automatically perceived to be equally important artistic gestures of resistance: There can be no failed, unsuccessful, unresolved, or boring works of collaborative art because all […]

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:: participation and spectacle ::

Instead of a “utopian” agenda, today’s artists seek only to find provisional solutions in the here and now; instead of trying to change their environment, artists today are simply “learning to inhabit the world in a better way”; instead of looking forward to a future utopia, this art sets up functioning “microtopias” in the present. […]

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Remember Me: Municipal Memorials update

Hey everybody, sorry I missed last week, but I’ve made a lot of progress on my project and hope to install our pilot later this week. Last Wednesday, I met with several students at Youth Rights Media who were especially interested in this project – we workshopped and talked about some of the issues involved […]

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