Reading/Discussion Seminar: A Way Beyond Narrative: Valie Export and Diana Thater in Resistance to Framing
Objectives and Content
Screening: Untitled (Joe and Marc), (11mins) 2011; A Series of Events, (3 mins) 2003 Diana Thater;
Rare, (5 mins.) 2008 Diana Thater; Dark Matter (7 mins) 2003 Diana Thater; And Split Reality (5 mins)
1976 Valie Export; Man and Women and Animal (8:15 mins) 1973 Valie Export; ...Remote...Remote...
(10 mins.) 1973 Valie Export. Reading: Womens Art A Manifesto, Valie Export 1973 and More Stars
than There Are In Heaven, 2015 (interview)
that women use art as a means of expression so as to influence the consciousness of all of us, let our
ideas flow into the cocial constrution of reality to create a human reality.
All of this work must be understood as having been constructed and machined, yet in the end that is
not the issue--that is not the matter--what is the matter is that the affect, transcendence, and
exchange, which precludes the machined and is the happening. A happening which is just the same
as the material. It happens without religious transcendence, It happens without mythic
transcendence. It happens without capitalist transcendence.
Note: Requirement for seminar: Read and be prepared to discuss text.