12.00: Grant Watson, the curator of this day, explores Foucault’s proposition that life can resemble a work of art. Couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? 12.30: David Dibosa will give an account of Foucault’s epistemology. 13.45: Adrian Rifkin will discuss the aesthetics of being a Maoist drawing on aspects of his own biography, as well as the work of others including the composer Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra. 15.00: Foucault’s Vanity Fair interview will be performed by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution; 16.15: AA Bronson will discuss Foucault’s concept folding together professional and biographical categories. 17.45: Yael Davids will give a lecture/performance that develops with the audience, ideas about listening, recording and speaking.
curator Grant Watson
“…what strikes me is the fact that in our society art has become something which is related only to objects and not individuals, or to life. That art is something specialized or done by experts who are artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art?” Michel Foucault
A film by Michael Haneke selected by Aneta Szylak in the context of Tuesday’s program The Reseach ON/OF Protest.