Anxious Altars Material renderings of mental space

How do our material work spaces embody or inspire our mental space? How are these spaces entangled with the emotional labour of writing? While writing my thesis project, which focuses on rethinking affective engagements with anxiety, I have been inspired by feminist accounts of emotion. Theorists such as Kathleen Woodward and Ann Cvetkovich write against…

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Low-Resolutions Alternative self-improvements for 2019

To welcome in the new year, Justine Gensse and Anouk Hoogendoorn offer an alternative to the self-improvement narratives of New Year’s resolutions. Collected from students of ‘Gender, Bodies and the Posthuman’ at the University of Amsterdam, these ‘Low-resolutions’ form part of the exhibition W_show, which features work in progress from the University’s Master of Artistic Research.

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Loving the Earth Being posthuman in the Ecosexual Bathhouse

How is the relationship between human and nature defined through an installation which encourages its visitors to sexually stimulate a flower? How are these intimate acts troubled by questions of consent and hierarchy? Flora Woudstra examines this performance art piece by Pony Express as a strategy for achieving a state of posthumanity, questioning the very barriers it claims to overcome.

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