Adventures in hyper-reflexive art

Based on the idea that philosophical activism also needs some kind of meta-reflection, I developed an art practice parallel to my philosophical work. This ‘art as research’ practice starts from the question of what social agency and humanism can mean ‘in a world still struggling with the cramps of modernity’. In practice, the art suggests the existence and working of a hypothetical research institute – The Institute of Idle Curiosity for Elements of Seduction – that engages in the study of ‘a new humanism beyond the comforts of ideological polarisation, political detachment and social pseudo-tolerance’, and this in all possible art forms (web presence, text, visual materials, music & soundscapes, installations, performances and happenings).

The journal of The Institute of Idle Curiosity for Elements of Seduction and the website of The Arts Institute are entry points to the whole of my art practice.

Read more about the Institute here and see a sample collection of photos, film stills, prints and installations below.

art at the Institute
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