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The Interlocutor and the End Men

Caines, Suzanne. 2015. The Interlocutor and the End Men. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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My current research seeks to dissolve the barrier between
practice and theory. This has been done through the
creation of hybrid identities in the form of composite
characters and conceptual avatars towards the realization
of what I have termed an event site. Event sites are a
text/practice methodology that permits and encourages the
simultaneous existence of multiple, varied and sometimes,
conflicting positions. The event site allows the words
included in a text to perform the job of both theory and
practice. Through the action of these diverse
subjectivities the site of the event is revealed as a
heterogeneous procedure for thought, and the two modes of
enquiry (theory and practice) are both reoccupied,
suggesting that there is no distinction between theory and
practice and they can co-exist in a middle space. This
middle space simultaneously accommodates both equivalence
and difference and allows for questions on the
relationship of language to logic as a site for radical
indeterminacy.1 Allowing for a reworking of the tradition
notion of an artistic practice and a theoretical text to
demonstrate how both ways of working compliment and are an
important and valid part of research. Questions my PhD
sought to explore: What is the affect of the transition
between the virtual space of the screen and the written
space of the page? To what extent can a television
character situate the re-occupation of both practice and
theory in order to assume a different relationship to both
of them? In what way can the juxtaposition between
theory/practice allow for a dispersed subjectivity to
unfold and reconfigure accepted narrative frameworks?

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)


Conceptual art, subjectivity, pedagogy, popular culture

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31 May 2015

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Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2015 10:50

Last Modified:

31 May 2017 03:26

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11675

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