The essay Terms & Conditions (a version of part of Alejandro Cerón's DAI thesis 2018) has been published in Re-visiones, an annual publication from the University of Madrid. The text sets forth performances by Isabelle Sully (DAI, 2017) and Pitchaya Ngamcharoen (DAI, 2018) as positions within the realm of institutional critique.

23.12.18 | tag: Madrid

The essay Terms & Conditions (a version of part of  Alejandro Cerón's DAI thesis) has been published in Re-visiones, a yearly publication from the University of Madrid. This year's issue revolts around academia and the impacts of neoliberal policies on educational institutions. 

Terms & Conditions:

Study (Moten & Harney, 2013) and disidentification (Muñoz, 1999), are terms that could be understood as conditions for divergent un-individuated production. These strategies are productive in the way they (de)generate, constructive from their insistent refusal of the instituted. By identifying connections between these strategies, the text points at their transformative potential. Could these performative processes displace or decentralize dominant modes of production?

Setting the tone and character of the writing, the introduction defines form and content as non-hierarchical parties that complement one another. Governmental precarity (Lorey, 2015) is described as a precarious object of governance. If life is entangled within the realms of the social and institutional, it could be interesting to speculate on collective modes of production. The text sets forth A friend to the idea (Sully, 2016) and Who moves and who doesn’t? (Ngamcharoen, 2018) as positions within the realm of institutional critical art. Within an academic context, these performances reflect on the conditions of production through transversal critique.

Please find the full text here.

https://alejandroceron.com