Not Doing. On Unpredictability and Allowing Things to Happen

  1. Fernández Gibellini, Laura 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Facultad de Bellas Artes. Departamento de Dibujo y Grabado.
MaHKUscript: Journal of Fine Art Research

ISSN: 2397-0863

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5334/MJFAR.21 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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In any discussion of Spatial Practice1 and critical approaches to public space it seems fundamental to consider what role time plays in the politicization of space and how the use of time can offer modes of resistance that escape the logics of normalization and productivity inherent in our society. A topological consideration of time that rejects the notion of linear progress and advocates time’s multidimensional nature can be useful to help us conceive forms of resistance that oppose the technocratic and neo-liberal rhetoric within which we are embedded. Through the analysis of works by Yvonne Rainer and Philippe Parreno this text hopes to reflect on such approaches and to underscore the importance of conceptualizing time, its use and misuse.