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).
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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