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accounting again and again for myself – i am scholar, only sort of, it is an unreconcile fit

MORNING MUSING. i find myself accounting again and again for myself as i navigate rendering myself legible, viable, particularly in the realm as scholar, even neophyte scholar. i find myself brushing up against conventions of scholarliness and bristle at my inability to access, to...
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To be natural is such a very hard pose to keep up

― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest


 

COMPRESSING Doing artist as doing gender: artist identity constitution in the wake of vocational troubling [and trauma]

[COMPRESSION OF RESEARCH DIRECTION TO 500 WORDS–a practice at clarity through reduction–plus a end not on possible connection to trauma research] There is a trend that visual artists’ who enact an undoing, a troubling, [1] of conventions in their work—whether through materiality,...
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Doing artist as doing gender: artist identity troubling in the wake of vocational troubling

[REWRITING AS I RESOLVE MY LARGER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS] There is a trend that visual artists’ who enact an undoing, a troubling, [1] of conventions in their work—whether through materiality, form, process, presentation, subject matter, or theme—also have a writing practice....
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I wonder if I make Judith Butler laugh or gnash her teeth.

Ha, note how I have encoded this wonder as a binary in which Butler might find herself troubled because she neither fully fits with fits of laughter or garish gnarling and gnashing of teeth in reaction to how I flippantly bastardize her important ideas.

artist as forming in troubling and then being compelled to be about troubling troublings. [got it?]

I find it paradoxically funny that I desire a categorically FIXED definition of troubling from Judith Butler’s texts when all her writings point to the notion that the categorical is inherently complex and unstable. Because identity is unstable and complex what is destabilizing,...
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