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Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
The problem with definitions isn't always that they exist, but that assumptions occur because there is a hierarchical order within definitions. For example how everyone is presumed straight until proven otherwise. The thing that is subordinate simply becomes invisible. With definition we know what to expect and what not toexpect, and we can get a sense of belonging. It is supposed to make things easier, but it also fails to include the complexity of reality. Definitions seldom fit. Even though definitions can be problematic letting things and people stay undefined seems hard for us. Not defining could be considered a failure, like something has missed its purpose. Although it is this failure to define that can help us question how our world is organized and what it means. For me queer is a term that pushes boundaries and is based on the unwillingness to define. Something that challenges norms and disturbs the order of things.
The discussion about the need for definitions is also possible to apply to objects and in this case corpus. Traditional corpus could be considered the embodiment of heteronormativity, but looking beyond the norms there is something queer about corpus. I have worked with enhancing this. For me corpus contains a constant movement and therefor it speaks about the non-defined. My corpus loses its form and regains it again, it's a continuous movement. The rhythm of losing form and regaining refers more to the function of corpus, to pour in and pour out, a space that shrinks and grows. There is something to gain by allowing things to move, by not relying on stable definitions and not rushing to conclusions about everything around us. For me movement is about possibility. Possibility to exist and take up space. Possibility to step outside boundaries and break patterns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 14 p.
corpus, queer, heteronorm, antagande, icke-definition
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5537DiVA: diva2:929494