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Performing the Electrical: Ecologies of the Imaginary and Fem-technologies

Abstract As speculative aesthetics, what might feminist ontologies and artist imaginings do for rethinking the "real" assemblages and infrastructures of our quotidian experience, particularly with respect to those that standardize aggressive capital agendas, maximum industrial output and extreme waste? This paper draws connections between female artists' image and event-making, speculative design and tacit knowledge, as sensing tools for technological possibilities at a time when energy dependency, in the form of electricity, is the greatest generator of fossil fuel waste and pollution. I use Remedios Varo's paintings from the mid 1930-1960s as a springboard to think about sustainability and ecological design from an embodied, fem-... (more)
Created Date 2019-03-12
Contributor Foster Gluck, Geneva (Artist, Author)
Subject Energy Humanities / Imagination / Speculative aesthetics
Type Research, Text
Extent 19 pages
Language English
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Citation Foster Gluck, G., 2019. Performing the Electrical: Ecologies of the Imaginary and Fem-technologies. Body, Space & Technology, 18(1), pp.108-125. DOI:
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