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Title: Hunting in the snow. Artistic research as parrhesia
Authors: Lambeens, Tom
Pint, Kris
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology
Citation: Dyrssen, C.; De Graeve, P.; Janssens, N. (Ed.). Transvaluation: Making the world matter
Abstract: Our paper takes Bruegel’s Hunters in the snow (c. 1565) as a starting point. We will not present a traditional art historical analysis, but approach it as an ‘environment of thinking’. Anachronistically, Bruegel’s painting helps us to understand the problems and possibilities of a Nietzschean ‘transvaluation’ in and by artistic research. Bruegel’s painting is more than an allegory: we will link it – and the knowledge that can be gained by artistic research – to Michel Foucault’s revaluation of the classical notion of parrhesia, a kind of truthspeaking that is not grounded in an external framework of scientific protocols and methods, but in a personal, bodily ascesis, in an ethical praxis. We want to argue that the artistic research can operate as a modern form of parrhesia in academic discourse, a parrhesia based on the visual and sensual qualities of a work of art.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19907
Link to publication: http://conferences.chalmers.se/index.php/Transvaluation/Transvaluation/schedConf/presentations
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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