Sesh 1 with Grace Surman - Notes
Prop vs. object - Materials, materiality
inhabit a place
(What constitutes a performance?) - do i need to be there for the space/objects to perform?
Performance possibilities - the absent body
expectations, to see a thing, for a thing to happen
Yvonne Rainer film with no-one in it
ENDLESS ACQUISITION OF OBJECTS
Tension around overconsumption
The political aspect of decluttering
Western guilt - over exploitation of sweat shop workers
over being able to fulfil needs AND wants
The privileged poor, the choice to be poor
Complicit in the capitalist regime
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ETHICAL CONSUMPTION UNDER CAPITALISM
Please don’t feel bad for prioritizing your well being.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SEXUALISED BODY AND CAPITALISM?
Anxiety around body as a site for consumerism, for economic consumption
Investing in the body
#femaleprivilege - the option to "sell your body"
My body is a site for consumption
My body is an art object
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