It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of wor(l)ds

Walsh, Aylwyn M. and Tsilimpounidi, Myrto (2012) It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of wor(l)ds. In: Riot Revolt Revolution, 5-7 Sept 2012, Brighton. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The concept of ‘occupying’ in resistance movements is performative, embodied and affective. It involves ideas and feelings, sounds, smells and words. Thus, this presentation format is that of a dialogue/ performance of collected stories of protesters from Athens and political prisoners. The presenters attempt to resist discursive borders of social science and the arts by occupying both.

The stories evoke the urban remapping of a politically charged multitude (in squares and streets) alongside narratives of personal resistance from within institutions (prisons). The common element is a view of resistance as embodied, and with an aim to radically transform the spaces of domination and oppression perceived to be limiting the human rights of the subjects. The data evoke effects/affects of resistance by recalling images (photographs); interview testimonies and narratives of resisting bodies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords:Economic Crisis, Athens
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W490 Drama not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Performing Arts
ID Code:6199
Deposited By: Aylwyn Walsh
Deposited On:20 Sep 2012 12:53
Last Modified:18 Sep 2013 17:32

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