Friday, 12 January 2018

Examined Life - Judith Butler & Sunaura Taylor

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Care in Practice

Care in Practice: On the Philosophy and Implementation of Care Ethics (Conference, University of Sheffield, 1st – 2nd June, 2016)

Vulnerability and the Politics of Care: Cross ‐ Disciplinary Dialogues, Feb 2017

I would love to have been able to go to this. This panel especially looked interesting:

CHAIR: Lisa Baraitser, Birkbeck University of London
Angela McRobbie,Goldsmiths University
‘The mediation of anti‐welfarism:re-inventing a feminist politics of care’
Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
   ‘Bodies that still matter’

Actors, Agents and Attendants

Actors, Agents and Attendants, 2011

Caring Culture: Art, Architecture and the Politics of Public Health 
Edited by Andrea Phillips & Markus Miessen

Include Me Out, Dave Beech

Include Me Out, Dave Beech

"...... participation always involves a specific invitation and a specific formation of the participant’s subjectivity, even when the artist asks them simply to be themselves. The critique of participation must release us from the grip of the simple binary logic which opposes participation to exclusion and passivity. If participation entails its own forms of limitations on the participant, then the simple binary needs to be replaced with a constellation of overlapping economies of agency, control, self-determination and power..."

"One way of getting a handle on the limitations and constraints imposed on the participant is to contrast participation with collaboration. It is the shortfall between participation and collaboration that leads to perennial questions about the degree of choice, control and agency of the participant. Is participation always voluntary? Are all participants equal and are they equal with the artist? How can participation involve co-authorship rather than some attenuated and localised content? The rhetoric of participation often conflates participation with collaboration to head off such questions. Collaborators, however, are distinct from participants insofar as they share authorial rights over the artwork that permit them, among other things, to make fundamental decisions about the key structural features of the work. That is, collaborators have rights that are withheld from participants. Participants relate to artists in many ways, including the anthropological, managerial, philanthropic, journalistic, convivial and other modes. The distinction between them remains." Dave Beech

Yvonne Rainer's No Manifesto Reconsidered