Renata SALECL

The research investigates how in times of scientific advancement, people increasingly turn away from new knowledge and embrace various forms of ignorance. The first part of the research engages with forms of ignorance in the physical public space. The second deals with ignorance that takes place in the private sector, but which is nonetheless marked by public space created with the help of the internet.

The research plans to document and collect information on how people in these public spaces find ways to ignore, on the one hand, the information, knowledge (especially new scientific findings), as well as their own affects and emotions when dealing with traumatic information. On the other hand, it aims to study how these people ignore each other (i.e. how for example they do not “see” the immigrants, poor or other disadvantaged groups).

The research also questions whether art (for example, public performance art) can alter these types of ignorance.

Dates: 
25 Feb jusqu'à 2 Mar 2020
1 jusqu'à 4 Dec 2019
30 Jun jusqu'à 1 Aug 2019
12 jusqu'à 29 Jul 2018
24 Jun jusqu'à 6 Jul 2018
2 Jul jusqu'à 1 Aug 2017
Methods: 
Collecting / Documenting
City: 
Paris
Topics: 
cultural theory, social justice, cultural politics and planning, democracy, human rights

Participant
: Renata Salecl