Thursday, August 21, 2014
From this quote, I get a better sense of what RMB is pushing us to do and why he's supporting us. I think its the first time I've heard him speak of artistic autonomy. Of course, this is from 10 years ago.
'Think of Alexandra Exter's work . You have some examples of in the show. But at some point she decided to give up art, at least in the classical sense of
the production of artworks. She started to manufacture things
for workers, creating textiles and so on. That's not in the show.
How do you represent such a move by an artist? She is not
giving up art, but has transformed aesthetic practice. Her action
was not exactly restrained.
You can see similar moves in the ExArgentina-project. These
moves, I would argue, partake of art's autonomy. They wouldn't
make much sense beyond an aesthetic perspective. I'd say that
How do we want to be governed? starts at that point; that threshold,
where it's not necessary to say no to conventional modes of
artistic production, which you also have in ExArgentina, but
where you have to notice art's trespasses of institutional and
ontological boundaries. I'm interested in what happens beyond
this threshold, in that which cannot be contained, so to speak.
Posted by Royce at 3:07 PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
So maybe reading this will be enough, written by the filmmakers who made Leviathan for the Sensory Ethnography Lab
Posted by Royce at 7:42 AM