Delivery Date: 12 February 2020 | taught by: Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis
Summary | We will continue working on your essay and we will see a specific example. Prepare a summary of your essay (half a page), in which you include what performance(s) you will discuss, what theoretical concepts you will use and what (you anticipate) will be the point you will be making. Add a provisional plan of the structure of the essay (half a page). Bring two copies to class.
Transgression – way of exposing the imperceptible
Deleuze – becoming imperceptible, becoming animal, BwO (new possibilities, wilderness, against utilitarism) – Transgression as a way to becoming imperceptible (difference between being and becoming)
Transgression – self-reinvention (from philosophical, political, psychoanalitical perspectives) – a way of abandoning our own normativity
nakedness, nudity, abjection – ex.: which body am I looking through “nakedness”? my physical body, my body of work?
Eroticism (idealized body) and pornography – ??relation between abjection and pornography?? (Pornoklasta)
“skin” as the interface between the private and the public – porosity of the skin
The abject threatens subjectivity. the more o talk about it the less strong it is
What is the abject in my work? ex.: trash performances can be the abject of bodies of works
Foucault – disciplinarian authority – productivity – utilitarism
Camp – is not a development of the character. The character is intensified through repetition and insistence, persistence
Failure and its revealing aspects. What can it achieve.
Queer as a way of cruising utopias – becoming imperceptible, by queering the practice we create futurities (potentialities)
Queer can be decolonizing
Artivism – art that has a goal out of itself
“Hope is the failure of reality” (Pavlos)
Essay – reflection about the learning during Bodies in Dissent – connect it with theories and artists/works that relate to this. Connect the contextual and operational perspectives.
Did I go against something against some of my “principles”
Reflection: about difficulties and what I still haven’t managed to do. About breakthroughs
Most important in the essay: Discover the social-political consequences in the reflection
Bring up Derrida: “Only islands” – Reflective Journal
http://ethos.phd.uk/ – research on writting models
Conclusion: pratical info/ experiences that can be further develop the research