The shape of open. A journal on embodied collective experience

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.advisorKaitavuori, Kaija
dc.contributor.authorVilla Largacha, Maria
dc.contributor.departmentartfi
dc.contributor.schoolTaiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Arts, Design and Architectureen
dc.contributor.supervisorDavis, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T17:18:24Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T17:18:24Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.description.abstractWritten as an experimental visual journal, this thesis presents a peer learning process developed though embodied experience in a cross-disciplinary workshop. The workshop approached the body and personal experience as elements for critical praxis, while proposing safe modes of building trust and awareness. Performative techniques were used to unpack posthuman and feminist views on the body, agency, identity and knowledge, and to reimagine them. Concrete methods included free movement, mapping, experimental writing, and feminist views that articulate theory and practice. Their overlap was intended to operate as a contact zone capable of unsettling the borders between the visual, narrative and intellectual, but also between forms of presence, interdependence and care across differences. Using several voices, a selection of exercises is presented along with the findings and reflections of participants and facilitator, threading together insights from conversations as well as theoretical work. The introduction focuses on the assembly and pedagogical frame of the workshop, and the main chapters lay out the collective processes happening in three days of work, in a sequence of incremental interpellation of ideas, bodies and personal boundaries. A deep understanding of process —pedagogical, artistic, personal and interpersonal— is at the core of the research. At the end, the thesis engages with questions of representing experience and of performative interaction, and discusses the accountability of emergent knowledge.en
dc.format.extent149
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/101771
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202101111082
dc.language.isoenen
dc.programmeMaster’s Programme in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Artfi
dc.programme.majorfi
dc.subject.keywordembodimenten
dc.subject.keywordpraxisen
dc.subject.keywordresistanceen
dc.subject.keywordsituated knowledgeen
dc.subject.keywordunlearningen
dc.subject.keywordparticipatory arten
dc.subject.keywordcontact zoneen
dc.subject.keywordinterdependenceen
dc.titleThe shape of open. A journal on embodied collective experienceen
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotMaisterin opinnäytefi
local.aalto.electroniconlyyes
local.aalto.openaccessno
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