Paintings of the Self: Ethics and Poetics in the Talking Clothes of the Visual Artist Solange Gonçalves Luciano


The research is sketched in the field of art and unreason, from the post-structuralist philosophical perspective of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. The objective is to present the work of the multi-artist Solange Gonçalves Luciano, entitled Talking Clothes, held at the Creativity Workshop of the São Pedro Psychiatric Hospital, in the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul. It also seeks to expand the role of the arts and garments, by investigating how the researched subjects are able to establish a micropolitics that affirms life. Fashion, when understood as a device capable of moving the social strata, also acts as a producer of ways of life. The device mentioned refers to the set of practices that uses clothing as an inventive possibility. Through this, we operate other ways of thinking, we invent other vital images for the creation of knowledge and doing in a production of invisible layers, but producers of visible lines. The theoretical framework of the research, through literature review, is based on authors who look at historical formations and dialogue with philosophy, psychology, arts and fashion. The research is willing to build a transversal thought, through the cartographic method of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It traces with the social environment, objects, things, images, new learning and possibilities of life, in which the Talking Clothes created by the artist are sensitive forms referring to sensation, subjectivations, which we name paintings of the self.

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Ana Hoffmann, Feevale University, Brazil

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Conference: BAMC2023
Stream: Arts Practices

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