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talking objects, lecture performance, nextex, St. Gallen, may 2010

Talking objects, 2010

Lecture performance



This lecture performance is about man-made objects. Two voices show each other images. They talk about the narrow zone in which solid objects are in the position to take on traces of subjectivity. Pleasure is involved in the making of these objects. They take a place beyond the regime of functionality. They do not represent content rather they speak about the fabrication of new ways of expression--of the possible. They engage in a mutual exchange with the people making them and the people looking at them. These objects become resources and motors for the production of subjectivity, a subjectivity that is no longer kept under the control of the apparatuses of power and knowledge. They are delightfully dancing, political objects.