Varandets villkor: att knäppa sina spretande händer och åstadkomma en förtätning, åtskillnader blir sammanflätningar, tudelningar blir tvetydighet
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Descartes sharp distinction between body and mind has had a severe influence on the culture of the western world. We now have a constructed system of knowledge that discards perception asunreliable and instead admits only deduction as the adequate method of understanding oursurroundings and ourselves.But what are we, if not human?And what would our lives be like without our dreams, the passions of our hearts and the sensationsof our sense organs?Irrational as it all may seem, these aspects form our existence, giving us pleasure, experience andknowledge beyond what we plan or try to predict. It is the fuel that keeps us going, fighting, loving.So how come we seek to explain everything? How come we seek the approval of others in matters we should be confident enough to judgeourselves? Why can't we embrace all the aspects of what it means to be alive? I state that the society and culture of the western world offers great possibilities for expression andcommunication. I see these matters as deeply rooted in our nature and history. But the world oftoday also tends to disrupt and distort the private areas of our lives. These are the areas where weneed to feel safe, where we should maintain our lives in order to be able to distinguish ourselves as individuals and take part in the public realm. There is no balance nor line between these two anymore, and in this text I explore possible reasons for this situation and some possible ways to restore and renew the value within the realms of our lives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 25 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-3221DiVA: diva2:458670