Critical Writing Index

Consciously Incoherent: Anti-aesthetics & Associational Networks in ‘Fractured Horizon—a view from the body’

by Zach Pearl

The article offers a general critique of the Vtape's online program, curated by Yaniya Lee. The video program fractured horizon - a view from the body (June 5th to July 24th, 2020), featured BIPOC women artists' works focusing on contemporary discourse around race, gender, and the body. Pearl writes that these videos work to reaffirm the vital connection between the social and material factors that constitute a "body" in the contemporary moment and, more specifically, to interrogate the strategies of representation that keep existing power structures in place. Each of the works in the series operates in some ways to curb interpretation, or at least the notion that any definitive, concrete meaning can be arrived at.

ITEM 2021.005 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

BloodBuseje Bailey

JanineCheryl Dunye

Maigre DogDonna James

My BodiesHannah Black

In Her CareRichelle Bear Hat

sum of the parts: what can be namedDeanna Bowen