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Self-interrupted: notes on resisting aesthetics of resistance

Authors André Alves
Published in 2nd Parse conference: Exclusion. PhD Forum
Publication year 2017
Published at Valand Academy
Language en
Keywords Aesthetics of resistance, ambiguity, withdrawal
Subject categories Arts


“Self-interrupted: notes on resisting aesthetics of resistance” is an essay submitted to and presented at the 2nd Parse conference: On Exclusion. “Self-interrupted: notes on resisting aesthetics of resistance” explored how in the relation between aesthetics and resistance, images and performance of action of wilful refusal, of self-exclusion (such as the act of striking) tend to be read as positive. There are however, forms of exclusion of the self (for instance, of pathological states, depressive states, cognitive degenerative states) that not only are acted from the self, but on the self, as a deprivation of the possession of will and framed in negative terms. ”Self-interrupted” analyses the ambiguous relation between aesthetics and resistance, by looking at some examples from George Perec and Ingmar Bergman, as to examine the stabilization of representation systems and values, and through them, develop questions about the understanding of resistance. Question such as, how can artistic research expose the ambiguities inherent to relation between aesthetics of resistance and the role of the self? How can it provide cues to analyse where aesthetics of resistance serves the purpose of exclusion? To what extent such aesthetic claim to acts and values, already implicates practices of reparation and caresses of solidarity?

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