Report on knowledge

KIVLAND, Sharon (2014). Report on knowledge. London, Ma Bibliothèque.

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A report published following Sharon Kivland's participation in Library Interventions at Leeds College of Art. As she was rather busy at the time, she realised how much easier her work would be if others were to undertake it for her. to go in her place and do her reading for her, acting as her agents, imagining what she would read and to what ends (subjects are various). It is a master/slave relation, after Hegel, for there is lordship on her part, and a form of bondage on theirs (at least initially, for if one considers Hegel’s dialectic, after thesis and antithesis, there is self-realisation, and thus freedom). As the deadline approached and proposals from hopeful agents were submitted, some of those she received did not quite realise it was all about her, and not about them, that she had issued an imperative to come to heel. There was a certain gratification in saying that, even if they did not hear her. She had thought it self-evident that a slave cannot take the place of the master except through and after servitude. The struggle against mastery started before the work began.

Item Type: Authored Book
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Sharon Kivland
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 08:09
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 08:09

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