Sophie de Serière: I look for signs, but of what?


Thesis Advisor: Ana Teixeira Pinto

August 2021


This piece of writing is about unlikely modes of continuation, about things falling apart and longing, or things that are long. Beverly Buchanan has a sculpture on the bottom of a river, Lee Lozano dropped out, Kathy Change spread messages of transformation, things were passed on and lost. Refuse can mean to say no or to reject, but it can also refer to what is thrown away or has disappeared. This thesis points to alternative ways of remembering that are not based on material survival. What is tactile, is not necessarily in-tact.