THE WILL OF THINGS IN BIOPOLITICAL TIMES
"The will of things in biopolitical times" it's my latest investigation and also my master research.
I develop my master's research at the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary Processes at Rio de Janeiro State University, Brasil, guided by the visual artis:t Prof. Dr.Ricardo Basbaum (2013-2015).
Scholarship from Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation.
It searches for modes of resistance to biopolitical power through a “philosophy oriented to things” in contemporary dance, in articulation with the case study “Operativo_and mode” by João fiadeiro and Fernanda Eugenio. Understanding how the field of body art, particularly the choreographical one in relation to the “philosophy oriented to things”, can reveal an aesthetic-affective reflexive mechanism and become, in its interdependence, a potential force field concerning the forms of resistance to the neo-liberalist governance. Therefore, through a historical reflection on the body in the field of biopolitics, we arrive to the emergency of the “resonant body”, by Suely Rolnik, as another form of ethical and social activation of all the collectives that constitute and make the world, world. The affective turn is approached in relation to the non-human theory to get closer to a flat ontology between human and nonhuman, assuming the importance of the networks created by both actants in building a social plan based on affection – the idea of affect and be affected as a manifestation of contemporary and sensitive activism. Finally, I conclude with the importance of making art, and its ethical and aesthetic implications, while a resistance device to neo-liberalism: in conjunction with the case study "Operative_and mode" by the choreographer João Fiadeiro and the anthropologist Fernanda Eugenio, this method acts in a connective way around collaborative and relational aesthetics ideas, essential in the perspectivist ways of doing and thinking society.