In this text I focus on the artivist corpographies of feminist artists who use bodies in a constitutive, that is, performative way, to undermine the presuppositions of traditional representation starting from a critique of the notion of species. Their actions interfere with the fetishism of representation, based on the distance of the beholder from the object of observation, and inaugurate a space of im- plication in which none of the subjects involved, including nonhuman animals, occupy a given posi- tion before the performative event. These artists move on both an aesthetic and social level, deliberately appealing to indeterminacy as a political resource, so that every emerging subjectivity in per- formative actions exercises its own capacity for action and response.

Corpografie multispecie: artivismo femminista e animali non umani

Federica Timeto
2021

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In this text I focus on the artivist corpographies of feminist artists who use bodies in a constitutive, that is, performative way, to undermine the presuppositions of traditional representation starting from a critique of the notion of species. Their actions interfere with the fetishism of representation, based on the distance of the beholder from the object of observation, and inaugurate a space of im- plication in which none of the subjects involved, including nonhuman animals, occupy a given posi- tion before the performative event. These artists move on both an aesthetic and social level, deliberately appealing to indeterminacy as a political resource, so that every emerging subjectivity in per- formative actions exercises its own capacity for action and response.
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