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Ecologies of Practices and Thinking

Författare och institution:
Elke Marhöfer (Akademin Valand)
Utgiven i serie vid Göteborgs universitet:
ArtMonitor - Avhandlingsserien
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Tidpunkt för examination:
Glashuset, Akademin Valand, Chalmersgatan 4, Göteborg
Silke Panse
Sammanfattning (abstract):
How does a new materialist film practice look? To approach this question the practice-led material driven research explores dynamic ecological relations and processes of thinking and practicing. It employs an animist methodology which allows it to relate to the nonhuman as an active participant, rather than a passive object of inquiry. The approach intensifies affinities and bonds with the other-than-human, and activates a path into materiality and knowledge production different from humanfocused epistemologies. Forming particular connections with matter and situating oneself within specific and relations, the project mobilizes and is mobilized by affects, percepts and sensations of the more-thanhumans. The first chapter inquires into inherited scientific, technological, social-political and philosophical epistemologies often based on colonial and anthropocentric presumptions and mappings of the world. However, the research does not strive to rewrite or reclaim a certain history, identity or a place, it instead outlines concepts like becoming or lines of flight that pass through these legacies, building more complex and fruitful temporalities, interrelations and geographies. The writing often collaborates with Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, as their philosophy explicitly acknowledges inhuman forces and ambiguous ontologies. In the second chapter the focus moves towards processes, when individuals become multiplicities, when animals, plants and things are endowed with inhuman force or personhood, when matter is enthusiastic and territories are not just static backgrounds. From here the research literally travels. It travels with specific singularities and their material based practices — an entire ecology of practice often building innumerable interconnections and even landscapes. Situating itself within the ecological relational field, the research project explores methodologies of collaboration and becoming with the more-thanhuman practiced by sorcerers and fabulists from Cuba and South Korea, and by farmers from China, Burkina Faso and Japan.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
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new materialism, film, image, matter, nonhuman, more-than-human, other-than-human, not-so-human, ecology, agriculture, otherness, storytelling, enunciation, post-context, post-history, animism, colonialism, becoming with, seeing together, lines of flight, modes, animals, plants, things, territories, multiplicities, chaos, expressive continuum, rerational aesthetics, radical empiricism, Baruch Spinoza, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Isabelle Stengers, Donna Haraway, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Brian Massumi, Danièle Huillet, Jean Marie Straub
Ytterligare information:
Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts. Part of the submission are the films No, I am not a Toad, I am a Turtle!, 16 mm film, color and sound, 44 minutes 01 seconds, South Korea and China, 2012; prendas — ngangas — enquisos — machines {each part welcomes the other without saying}, 16 mm film, color and sound, 25 minutes 58 seconds, Cuba, 2014; Shape Shifting, 16 mm film, color and sound, 18 minutes 26 seconds, Japan, 2015; Nobody knows, when it was made and why. 16 mm film, black and white, silent, 10 minutes 22 seconds, England, 2012-15. And the publications: No, I am not a Toad, I am a Turtle!. Berlin: Archive Books, 2012. ISBN 978-3-943620-00-9 prendas — ngangas — enquisos — machines {each part welcomes the other without saying}. Berlin: Archive Books, 2015. ISBN 978-3-943620-35-1 Shape Shifting. Berlin: Archive Books, 2015. ISBN 978-3-943620-36-8. Nobody knows, when it was made and why. Berlin: Archive Books, 2015. ISBN 978-3-943620-37-5
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2015-12-22 13:00

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