Destabilising Critique: Personae in between self and enactment

This research master dissertation discusses the use of personae in performance as critique. My three case studies, Christoph Schlingensief’s Bitte liebt Österreich (2000), Renzo Martens’ Episode III: Enjoy Poverty (2008), and Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), all feature one or more personae: ambiguous figures in between naturalness and modes of performing. They are … Continue reading

Mutant Architecture. The complexity of utopia, makeability and continuity

Together with Rana Ghavami, I wrote an essay on the way the inherent utopian character of architecture was unmasked and turned inside out some time ago. The utopic makeability of functional design, still firmly anchored in architecture as a necessary inherent condition, was critically questioned by various ‘paper architects’ such as Superstudio during the late … Continue reading