Affect

Erwin Hurenkamp: Touching/Feeling

Erwin Hurenkamp: Touching/Feeling

Can objects care for us? And if so, in what ways? How does texture mediate our relations with our close environment? What is it about softness that makes us want to feel it, touch it? What kind of associations and affects does soft material evoke? Why do children attach so much affective value to their plush animals?
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Escherian Nightmare

Escherian Nightmare

Violent politics are penetrating my dreams
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Activism and Desire: The Affect in and Around Protests - Art and Activism (series)

Activism and Desire: The Affect in and Around Protests - Art and Activism (series)

In this series, students from the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) explore the complex overlaps and conversations between art and activism. They seek to illustrate how artistic practices often speak to the urgency of protest and activism, and how activism intertwines with the demands of art.
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Anxious Altars: Material Renderings of Mental Space

Anxious Altars: Material Renderings of Mental Space

How do our material work spaces embody or inspire our mental space? How are these spaces entangled with the emotional labour of writing?
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Singing in Silence: The Affordances of the (Im)perceptible

Singing in Silence: The Affordances of the (Im)perceptible

As part of our series 'Practices of Musicking', Zeno Siemens attunes to the non-sonic forms of 'singing' exhibited by deaf performers in Christine Sun Kim's 'Face Opera II'. These embodied, visual and spatial acts of signing and facial expressions offer a musical experience accessible only through a non-aural, embodied practice of listening.
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Yours Affectively – Pt. 1: An Epistolary Exchange

Yours Affectively – Pt. 1: An Epistolary Exchange

What is affect? A deceptively simple question, without an easy answer. Or, perhaps more precisely, a question that already reduces the concept of affect to regimes of categorisation, definition, knowledge. In this epistolary exchange, which originated as an exploratory and collaborative research project for a tutorial on affect, a group of students share thoughts organised in part by this question, by thinking through and with different approaches to affect.
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Thinking Through Things

Thinking Through Things

This feature is part of the series ‘Research/Practice’, which explores the intersection of academic research and/as a creative practice.
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