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ERIC Number: EJ1110603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Beyond Regimes of Signs: Making Art/istic Portrayals of Haptic Moments/Movements with Child/ren/hood
Otterstad, Ann Merete; Waterhouse, Ann-Hege Lorvik
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v37 n5 p739-753 2016
In this paper, we try to move beyond fixed narratives of child/ren and childhoods, a fixity that comes, in part, as a consequence of the adult/child dyad. We undertake a cutting together-apart of childhood photographs which allows us to explore the complex machinery that produces the categories of child/ren as human beings that are, variously, de(scribed) as not only "natural", "innocent" and "romantic", but also "uncanny" and "sexual", tropes that find meaning and depiction through child/hood bodies and faces. Inspired by non-representational ethnography, we want to generate pictorial acts that move beyond the face--"as regimes of signs" so that body and language can interrelate where "the configuration of the face is inextricably tied to the evolution of the voice". In undertaking a form of schizoanalysis, we undo images of child/ren/hood from "the inside" by connecting to haptic thinking as well as cutting together-apart, processes that allow us to think otherwise about our own and other childhood(s). Additionally, we want to liberate child/ren/hoods through artistic photograph sensing, and doings may be seen as a political act, a way to break down boundaries of power through art as events.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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