Große Töne Spucken – Or Why I Should quit my Job, diploma thesis in art- and cultural studies, book, lecture 2021, 12x22cm, 123 pages – artistic research on paper, ceramic fingers, beamer, outfit
Has not everything been said a million times already?
What is left to say when everything has been said over and over again? And how can you even come up with any words from here?
These existential questions of the very foundations where my starting point and became the decisive basis of my greater research and examination of today‘s conditions of knowledge production in the age of knowledge based capitalism.
In the text I keep on writing about the production of knowledge as one of the most powerful, political instruments of all and at the same time however, it is about very basic and simple questions, namely those of how we actually want to meet, deal with, speak and relate to each other. I therefore engage with different voices from feminist theory, gender and queer studies, such as those of Hélène Cixous, Kübra Gümüşay or Paul B. Preciado. Furthermore I discuss texts and artistic positions from Critical Disability Studies, Philosophy of Science or Postcolonial Studies, such as by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Stefano Harney and Fred Moten or Hito Steyerl and many more.
Through hacking myself into the world of knowledge production with my artistic approaches around making and working with theory and text, I wanted to also share my enthusiasm for a dilettante doing, without staging any kind of genius. Rather this book is a call to experiment with different kinds of self technologies, that I discover as strategies to help us reclaim and reappropriate forms of critical thinking and resistance.