Gender, identity and material: Film screening
Synophresia Nervosa is set in the terrain of the studio and concerned with the idea of the ‘creative’ subject or artist, and the points at which ideas are extracted. It follows a group of artists as they face changes through the implementation of the ‘ideas lab’. I identify the problem of ‘brain drain’ in the ideas lab in relation to Marx’s idea of the general intellect and mass intellectuality as resource of accumulation. I ask if artists are a source of value, how are they remunerated for this value under capitalism? I consider the ways in which extraction and the exchange-abstraction both reflect on, and respond to the conditions of post-Fordism.
Citation:Brand, C. (2017) Gender, identity and material: Film screening. https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/gender-identity-and-material-film-screening
Research Group:Fine Art Practices
- School of Arts