Category Archives: Dicipline and Torture

mentor visit and other progress

Earlier this week my mentor came over for a visit and critique.  As usual she was thoughtful, direct and contradictory … in a good way.  Edie is very good about giving lots of different perspectives.  Below is the bulleted version … Continue reading

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Mentor meeting and other odds and ends

This morning I met with my mentor, Edie Tsong, to discuss this semesters work and generally get to know each other.  It was very fruitful.  Her background is performatively influenced  and she spoke candidly about some strengths and deficiencies in my … Continue reading

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Techniques of Power

Foucault gives a painfully thorough analysis of the techniques of control as they evolved after the age of the public spectacle of torture.  Central to his argument is the use of time as means to occupy the individual.  Stemming from the … Continue reading

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Foucault and punishment

I have been reflecting on the addition of torture and punishment into my artistic interests.  Up until a few months ago I would have considered a gallows or a whipping table to macabre for investigation.  Now, I find the use of these … Continue reading

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