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Title: A schizo-revolutionary labial art-politics
Author: Mackenzie, Hollie
ISNI:       0000 0005 0287 4067
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2020
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This art-thesis offers a response to the question of what can be done to challenge the hypermasculine institutionalisation of knowledge. The traditional idea of a thesis embodies the construction and dissemination of knowledge which, in the hypermasculine discipline of political theory, is built upon the saturation and repetition of patriarchal ideas. By creating the thesis as an artistic encounter, I develop a theoretically informed artistic practice that aims to challenge this traditional idea of the thesis. This art-thesis is an enfolded theory-practice that embodies a plurality of feminist arguments, both sculpturally and in terms of connective forms of argumentation. What has been produced here is a piece of scholarly writing and an art object, it is neither one nor the other but always both, together: an art-thesis. It is created to express a new sign of a feminine artistic problem of what a thesis may become. Making and submitting this art-thesis as an enfolded sculpture and thesis is my creative confrontation to the linear and binary textual apparatus of most academic writing and the mandatory format required of the presentation of theses. I would not be putting my proposal into practice if I argued for a schizo-revolutionary labial art-politics in a style that remains confined to the restrictive lines of the standard flat A4 pages contained within a traditional book-thesis. Creating the traditional academic thesis as a melting sculpture is a call for different forms of expression and apparatuses for academic writing.
Supervisor: MacKenzie, Iain ; Cutler, Anna Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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