I Should quit my Job

diploma thesis in art- and cultural studies, book 12x22cm, 123 pages, lecture 2021

artistic research on paper, ceramic fingers, beamer, outfit

A research and examination of today‘s conditions of knowledge production in the age of knowledge based capitalism.

This book is a call and a document on how to experiment with different kinds of self technologies to reclaim and reappropriate forms of critical thinking and resistance.
I have been much concerned with the act of writing itself, observing it from a queer* feminist and decolonial perspective, as being a very empowering tool. I am writing about language and 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. By incorporating marginalized or even invisibilized narratives into my own textual production, I wanted to expose the constructed nature of hierarchies in the field and show how using new methods and methodologies can completely transform our relationship to the subjects of our research.

The work was funded and supported by the University of Vienna with the Queer*-Feminist Young Scholars Fund.