Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘I blame all those MA courses in curating’

Just listened to the full podcast of the podcast of the talk ‘Sex Sells: Erotic Experience and Controversy as Curatorial Method’ At the end of the series of short talks, and during open discussion Sarah Kent art critic and broadcaster … Continue reading

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The Classical Concept of Mimesis

by Göram Sörbom, Blackwell click for Chapter 1

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Art is prostitution – Baudelaire

‘Love is the desire of prostitution. There is not even one noble pleasure which cannot be reduced to prostitution. At a play, at a ball, each one finds pleasure in all. What is art? Prostitution.’ Intimate papers from the unpublished … Continue reading

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The ‘ventiloquist’s dummy’ – interpreting interviews as research method

 Wendy Chapkis (Live Sex Acts, Women Performing Erotic Labour. 1997) discussed the problems she faced when interpreting or editing the material from informal discussion based intervews with prostitutes to be used as a research method in the context here of her … Continue reading

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Don’t call me a whore!

(Pricilla) Alexander argues that we will never be free until women stop being afraid of being called a whore. Maggie O’Neill in response to Pricilla Alexander co-author of ‘Whores and Other Feminists’ 1997.

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Ethno-mimesis as performative praxis. Re-presenting the lived experience of prostitution.

Maggie O’Neil used the ‘intertextuality’ of live performance art and photography as part of her own ethnographic research methodology defined as ‘ethno-mimesis’, re-presenting the lived experiences of women working as prostitutes into wider societies. ‘Mimesis is the process whereby we assimilate … Continue reading

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Museums & Society

“Museums can only be as good as their analysis of society and their awareness of the reality of people’s lives” Mark O’Neill 2006

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