Aesthetic Pessimism

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Saturday 5 October , 3:00 pm – 4.00pm

The Lock-Up 90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
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  • Free
  • Presentation

Aesthetic pessimism addresses the failures of emphasising presence and embodiment in the face of a consumerist, gendering, hyper-mediated environment. Instead it asks how embodiment might be more productively considered through negativity, with performance practices that acknowledge and implicate the body-as-object. Counter to optimistic approaches, it asks what are the limits of emancipatory aesthetics — especially from a privileged position — and what might be most useful for a material feminist project.

Image: Mayoral Office at March Dance 2019. Photo by Wendy Yu.

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The Lock-Up
90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up

90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. Accessible toilet available. Reserved parking is available on the other side of Hunter Street outside Westpac. Note that some areas of the venue have low light, uneven flooring and narrow walkways.

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