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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.

is “doing artist” the equivalent of “doing gender”?

Tangent [Julia Kristeva’a intertextual ADD] of the dissertation direction sort… I am currently reading The Topless Cellist (on Charlotte Moorman) for a class and for another class I am perusing the article “A Performative-Performance Analytical Approach: Infusing Butlerian Theory Into the Narrative-Discursive...
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My suspicion is that visual artists’ writing, like expressive-experimental writing, has some form of psychological resilience and/or realization function.

Thinking… BIG PICTURE: My research revolves around a pattern in which visual artists who are seminal (maintain a lifelong making practice, are prolific and are recognized in the art world) also tend to have a writing practice. My suspicion is...
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