Author Archives | Piril Gunduz

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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Ethics and Aesthetics of Community and Art

Making art accessible for the public, and integrating art to everyday life have not been an easy task; even though artists worldwide come up with projects that share these sensibilities, academics like Claire Bishop and Miwon Kwon show the complicated dynamics behind art projects that engage with a community, in terms of ethics and aesthetics. […]

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Project Update: Wearable Questions

Even though I still want to organize the site-specific discussions later, for this class, I want to go with a more ‘practical’ approach now. Thanks to the feedback I received from Christo, Aaron and Sara at last week’s tech lab and from Nick Brewer, I will design “wearable questions”, an Arduino project with a screen […]

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Event: The Kitchen Salon at Trade School New York, April 6, Friday + Dance Party Tonight (March 30)

Apr 6, 2012 Friday The Kitchen Salon 12:00pm to 1:30pm Cuchifritos 120 Essex Street New York Do you want outstanding hair without an outrageous price? Want to be able to pronounce all of the ingredients listed on your hair and body products? Then perhaps you should consider starting your own DIY kitchen salon. What started […]

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Testing “Radical Questions” on campus

After our feedback session, Unathi and I, we decided to collaborate on the research part of our projects. This week, we conducted some informal video interviews on campus asking questions related to beauty and gender-power structures.  Next week, we’re planning to go to several beauty salons, where Unathi shot last week, and conduct “invisible theatre” […]

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Hanns Eisler Nail Salon : Gallery/Nail Salon/Solidarity Center

Thanks to a friend, I found about this great project by artists Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly by which they aim “to support discipline-defying, frontier-crossing projects in the performing and visual arts.” They are inviting artists for their “Alternative Pedagogy and Left Daycare: Part-Time Opportunities for Artists” project, for which visiting artists work as manicurists, […]

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Project Concept proposal: Radical Questions: themed site-specific discussions”

Overview of the concept: Building on Tino Seghal’s performance piece, This Progress, 2010 at the Guggenheim Museum and the art therapy approach adopted by the artist Lygia Clark in her Relational Objects, I propose to create themed site-specific discussions for which I will curate the radical and supposedly never-been-asked/addressed questions (both collected from people with […]

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Event: Nato Thompson’s “Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011”

Nato Thompson, who is the co-editor of the book we have partly read for the second week, The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, will be talking about “art and activism over the past 20 years”. Here is the original invitation to the event: “JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF LIVING […]

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Reflections on Krzysztof Wodiczko’s projections

Aside from his critical vehicles, for which he employs “his practice known as Interrogative Design combining art and technology as a critical design practice in order to highlight marginal social communities and add legitimacy to cultural issues that are often given little design attention”[1] , Wodiczko makes use of cities’ monuments. After choosing the monuments […]

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Sound experiment: In search of “feminine” musical instruments

“He [Alberto Savinio] broke the piano! Now that’s what I call a musician!” – Guillaume Apollinaire In “Gender Trouble,” Judith Butler argues that gender is brought into being through repeated acts; therefore it is performative rather than being intrinsic. “Feminine” musical instruments foster experimental body movement in the opposite sense of classical dance and music, […]

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Project: In search of “feminine” musical instruments

In light of Society of Spectacle, Theater of the Oppressed and the article “A la Recherche d’une Musique Feminine” in Her Noise… Project: In search of “feminine” musical instruments  Assumptions/starting points: –Just as linguists argue that the language is masculine-made and patriarchal and therefore,  the feminine cannot break into this realm because it is not […]

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Performance Art as the medium of the oppressed

Performance art has been a preferred form of expression for female artists, since it wasn’t an already marked, already established medium by the male artists . Especially in the 60’s and 70’s with the rise of second-wave feminism, performance art has been a genre that answered to these artists’ need for a new apparatus which […]

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Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Parsons: Occupy Museums – Imani Brown and Noah Fischer: Feb 8

Hey all, Parsons is hosting a talk with Imani Brown and Noah Fischer on Occupy Museums on Feb 8 at 6:15 pm in Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave., Lobby. Here is the  full schedule of this spring’s visitors. Each talk is followed by a pretty good Q&A session.   Feb 8 – Occupy Museums: Imani […]

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The Subway Project and some remarks on the Activist Technology Demo Day at Eyebeam

    The Subway Project  developed by Ava Ansari and Andrew Quitmeyer is a “virtual dance protest” in the artists’ own words. For the project, Ava Ansari recorded herself dancing  at a subway stop in NY, where acting weird or dancing and singing  are seen as perfectly normal, if not cool. However, being an Iranian […]

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Bio: Piril Gunduz

Before coming to the New School, I studied Economics and Film Studies and took classes from Fine Arts and Gender studies at the Bosphorus University in Istanbul. After graduating, I worked for Istanbul Modern Art Museum and also for a Turkish artist, who is an alumnus of TNS Media Studies program.  Last semester, I co-founded […]

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