Making a Laboratory: Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video

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Abstract

MAKING A LABORATORY introduces a new research method that short-circuits experimental practice and audiovisual recording to generate a new kind of document and data. Overturning conventional hierarchies of knowledge, “Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video” (DCTV) grounds both discursive and audiovisual knowledges within the space of embodied practice. We situate the DCTV method in the context of artistic research and alongside emerging audiovisual methods in other fields, while highlighting its distinctive approach. Combining insights from historical epistemologist Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and philosopher of science Karen Barad, we offer the first rigorous definition of laboratoriality outside a technoscientific paradigm. We show how DCTV implements a queer feminist adaptation of Jerzy Grotowski’s “poor” theatre laboratory; analyze the substance of its unique laboratorial practice as a site for the invention of micropolitics; and draw on the critical work of Rebecca Schneider and Giorgio Agamben to consider the onto-epistemological implications of its multimedial traces. Taking the DCTV method as a starting point, we lay groundwork for a radical reinvention of audiovisuality from the perspective of embodiment.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrooklyn, NY
Publisherpunctum books
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 15 Feb 2019

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NameAdvanced Methods: New Research Ontologies
Publisherpunctum books

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Spatz, B. (Accepted/In press). Making a Laboratory: Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video. (Advanced Methods: New Research Ontologies). Brooklyn, NY: punctum books.
Spatz, Ben. / Making a Laboratory : Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video. Brooklyn, NY : punctum books, 2019. (Advanced Methods: New Research Ontologies).
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