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Throp, Mo and Walsh, Maria (2004) Transmogrifications. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Throp, Mo and Walsh, Maria

The exhibition is part of the ongoing research here explored collaboratively with Dr Maria Walsh through curating other artist’s work. The research project sets out to explore the artwork as proposing new possibilities for sexuality and subjectivity in the experience of the encounter with the artwork. The works were selected as innovative and generative of new possibilities for these issues.

The ideas allow a shift away from the traumatic and problematic account described for the subject by traditional accounts (particularly those of Jacques Lacan) both psychoanalytic and philosophical. The research explores new possibilities of the subject by proposing more enabling accounts of the self which are informed by Deleuzian thinking particularly made possible through the writings of Rosi Braidotti and Elizabeth Grosz.

In Transmogrifications we claim that the exhibition allows a possibility for the viewer to occupy a space of transformative possibilities. This process enables a liberation from static, finite ideals of a fixed notion of the self and generates possibilities for new connections to emerge, allowing the viewer to make links with their own imaginary repertoires. These transformative processes of fantasy are evidenced within the actual materiality of the works themselves and move us beyond our specific self-identities. The affects and intensities of these works act as mediators that allow the spectator to engage in an endless process of transmogrification.

Other Contributors:
Other (Gallery)Arnaud, Danielle
Official Website: http://www.daniellearnaud.com/transmogrifications.htm
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Mo Throp

Subject Area: Fine Art
Research Group: Subjectivity and Feminisms (ICFAR)

Current Research

Co-convener (with Maria Walsh and Hayley Newman) of research group at Chelsea: Subjectivity & Feminisms. Comprises of 10 Chelsea staff, 3 Central St Martins staff and 1 research student. Recent work includes the 'Conversing' exhibition, symposium and publication, and a DVD of members work. I co-curated the 'Transmogrifications' exhibition with Dr Maria Walsh and Danielle Arnaud, at the Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, in March 2004 - a second exhibition is planned for 2008. I am continuing my own practice as an artist, writing papers for conference and curating exhibitions. I am interested in the role of the practitioner/researcher/teacher.

Maria Walsh

Subject Area: Fine Art, Theory
Research Group: Subjectivity and Feminisms (ICFAR)

Current Research

Artist's film & video installation, film narrative, film theory, spectatorship, phenomenology and film, performative writing, subjectivity, and feminisms. Particular theoretical interests: Gilles Deleuze, feminist re-workings of phenomenology, e.g. Elizabeth Grosz; interrelationships between critical theory, moving image practices, and narrativity. Currently researching affect and embodiment in relation to filmic moments both mainstream and avant-garde.
Also collaborating with a colleague, Dr. Mo Throp, with whom I co-convene the Subjectivity & Feminisms research group at Chelsea. We are co-curating a series of visual art exhibitions on current mutations of the feminine in visual art practice

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 12 March 2004
Related Websites: http://www.daniellearnaud.com/DA2005/exhibition-transmogrifications.htm
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Event Location: Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London
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LocationFrom DateTo Date
Danielle Arnaud Gallery
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 12:51
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2010 11:33
Item ID: 820
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/820

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