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…
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.
Suzi Asa reflects on memory and forgetting in the sonic resonance of ‘Tellus Totem’, an installation designed by artist Enrico Ascoli. Through the physical vibrations of the piece, she explores questions of sensation, transcendence and resilience.
Zurich-based designer and educator Lea Hofer wants us to rethink the process of mourning, and how to incorporate it into contemporary urban spaces and public discourse. To do so, she turned an old vending machine into a dispenser for unconventional objects of grief – and placed it within the largest burial grounds in the city.
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.