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Love is a force that acts as the productive motor of every emancipatory politics

Reckitt, Helena; Blackwell, Adrian and Various, others. 2010. 'Love is a force that acts as the productive motor of every emancipatory politics'. In: Love is a force that acts as the productive motor of every emancipatory politics. JMB Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 18 March 2010. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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"Love is a force that acts as the productive motor of every emancipatory politics"
 was the first of two discussion events to take place as part of Toronto artist/architect Adrian Blackwell's Model for a Public Space at JMB Gallery, University of Toronto.

hursday, March 18, 2010, 7:00 pm
The second event was called "Love is an event ignited by the distance between two polarities."

Staged in the Reading Room, a students’ social space located in Hart House at the University of Toronto, Blackwell’s project is concerned with the inevitably knotted nature of public discourses. They intertwine, affect, antagonize, fold over themselves, and flee in different directions. Model for a Public Space [knot] is a seating formation which reflects this structure of discourse in its physical arrangement.
Consisting of a set of concentric bleachers Model for a public space [knot] provides singular locations for divergent perspectives while allowing a large number of people to sit and talk comfortably in close proximity to one another, The work considers both senses of the word ‘model’. It is at once a projective idea about how people relate to one another and a temporary maquette. It acts as both an idea or diagram, and a material object, an experiment in the relation between form and social engagement. MPS [knot] was part of extra-curricular: between art & pedagogy, an international conference exploring the relationship between art and education. It was the site for various discussions taking place during the second phase of the conference titled, beyond institutions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Art

Dates:

DateEvent
18 March 2010["eprint_fieldopt_dates_date_type_shown" not defined]

Event Location:

JMB Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Date range:

18 March 2010

Item ID:

7632

Date Deposited:

20 Feb 2013 08:58

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 16:01

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7632
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