The accumulation of culture
Culture – a build up of.
The Transmission-ability of culture.
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The “cultural stealth” of our own existence has started to take its toll upon us. In a culture where the idea of transmission-ability / progress is given up in the name of Post Modernity, the disillusion and disenchantment by which is accredited by de-motivated academics, leaves us – both as artist practioners and spectators – feeling somewhat alienated.
Our position of being able to see, what Heidegger referred to as, our ‘World Picture’ and our acknowledgement of our Being in the world [poiesis] should ultimately offer us a space to reflect critically and engage in the viewing of art. But this isn’t necessarily the case.
The first ever art student, collaborative biennial held in Sheffield is a constellation of contemporary works of art, architecture and philosophy that celebrate, engage and explore these dynamics, both in art and life, and bring them to the table with all the losses and gains that this will entail.
The ambiguity of the Agamben term “ transmissibility “ is impossible to translate in all its levels of meaning. Transmissibility refers to the ratio of input: output, thus a relation to progress. This idea can then be somehow located between action, activity, agency and participation…..
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