Studio Research

Becka’s studio process includes research focused in the development of a creative and theoretical practice that embraces the complexity of reality within the everyday.

CURRENT IN PROGRESS STUDIO INVESTIGATIONS:

Islander Echoes

Proximity and Distance of Conflict

Object/Abject

The Sovereign / Sovereignty

Performance

Agrarian Alienation

Intimacy

In Our Place

Video Research

CURRENTLY READING

Theological-Political Fragment – Walter Benjamin

Besides Oneself: On the Limits of Sexuality – Judith Butler, from Undoing Gender

One is not Born a Woman Monique Wittig

The Acadians: A People’s Story of Exile and TriumphDean W. Jobb

Arte of English Poesie – George Puttenham (1589).

CURRENTLY WATCHING/LISTENING

The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts – MOMA

Judith Butler : “A Politics of the Street” – Wall Exchange spring 2012

PAST READING

Derrida and Foucault on Sovereignty – Friedrich Balke (The German Law Journal)

M. FOUCAULT’S VIEW ON POWER RELATIONS – Sergiu Bălan, Ph.D

The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

The Next Documentia Should Be Curated By An Artist – Curated by Jens Hoffmann

Precarity and “affective resistance”

Humanism Of the OtherEmmanuel Levinas

Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing FeminismAlison Piepmeier

(B)orderlands’ Rhetorics and Representations: The Transformative Potential of FeministThird-Space Scholarship and Zines Adela C. Licona

Abjection, Melancholia and Love: The work of Julia Kristeva – Edited by John Fletcher and Andrew Benjamin

Recipe or Performing Art?: challenging conventions for writing action research thesis – Kath Fisher and Renata Phelps

Phenomenology of Perception –  Maurice. Merleau-Ponty 

Undoing Gender – JUDITH BUTLER

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the subversion of IdentityJUDITH BUTLER

Metaphors We live By George Lakoff and Mark  Johnson

Thinking sex: Notes for a radical theory of the politics of sexuality Gayle Rubin, 1984

The Essential Rumi – Translated by Coleman Barks

Susan Sontag Reader Selected Writings by Susan Sontag

LAWS AS TACTICS Dean Spade

About purportedly Gendered Body Parts Dean Spade

Claiming the Real: Documentary: Grierson and Beyond  – Brian Winston

Abstraction and Empathy – Wilhelm Worringer

 The Synthesis of Empathy, Abstraction and Nature in theWork of Kandinsky, Steiner and Mendelsohn – Fiona Gray

Blackberries and Focused Vision – Refusing the Long View – Nemerov, Alexander.

Crypto-SchmittianismSimon Critchley

Oresteia –Aeschylus

Death and Sensuality Georges Bataille

Adorno on Mimesis in Aesthetic Theory – Holger and Andreas Kramer, eds., In Practice: Adorno, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. Bern: Lang, 2000, pp. 145-159

The Psychological Structure of Fascism – Georges Bataille (edited and with an introduction by Allan Stoekl) in Visions of Excess, Selected Writings, 1927 -1939   pp. 137 -160

Powers of Horror – Julia Kristeva (translated by Leon Roudiez)

Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century – Walter Benjamin in Walter Benjamin: The Arcades Project pp. 77 – 88

On the Concept of History –  Walter Benjamin. 1940

À la recherche du temps perdu – Marcel Proust (translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff ) 1922 to 1931

Fleurs de Mal  – Charles Baudelaire. 1868

What is Surrealism? – Andre Breton, 1934

Louise Bourgeois’s Femmes Maisons: Confronting Lacan – Julie Nicoletta, in Woman’s Art Journal. 1992-1993

Schooling for Inequality – Dorothy Smith in Signs volume 25 no. 4, Summer 2000, pp.1147 -1151

“Death by Landscape” Race, Nature and Gender in Canadian Nationalist Mythology– Eva Mackey in Canadian Woman Studies volume 20 no. 2, pp.125 – 130

PREVIOUSLY WATCHED

Michel Foucault – The Culture of the Self, First Lecture

Silver and Exact – Karen Virag

Foucault – The Disappearance of the HumanRick Rodrick

PRECARIOUS LIFE: THE OBLIGATIONS OF PROXIMITY – JUDITH BUTLER

The Art of BelcantoEdita Gruberova

Armadillo Janus Metz Pedersen

Queer Anarchism Judith Butler

Nanook of the North Robert Flaherty

The Atheism Tapes – Interview with Denys Turner by Jonathan Miller.

The Photographic Universe: “The Documentary Impulse – Vera List Center

Body/Sexuality/Identity -The Feminist Future: Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts (MOMA)

Simon Critchley. Tyranny and FearThe European Graduate School, 2011

Wolfgang Schirmacher. Philosophical MethodologiesThe European Graduate School, 2011

A Sense of Humor about Afghanistan? Artist Aman Mojadidi Shows HowAman Mojadidi

Afghanistan: The Surge – Film by Robert Hodierne

Heidegger:Thinking the Unthinkable – BBC

Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School

Joyful Noise Sun Ra

Examined LifeAstra Taylor

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Rory Kennedy

Winter Soldier (1972)

Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan- eyewitness accounts of the occupation

8th Fire Q & A CBC

Road to GuantanamoMichael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross

Standard Operating Procedure Errol Morris

Our War: 10 years in Afghanistan BBC Three

Tying My Own Shoes Shira Avni

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