XXII JORNADAS DE ESTUDIO DE LA IMAGEN CA2M
Organized by Pablo Lafuente and Asier Mendizabal
Establishing a relationship, as a process of composition, of production of meaning, analysis or knowledge, is as much a common practice, as a problematic one. How do we establish relationships? According to which variables? What kind of relationships can be established between similar and dissimilar elements.. Are there any impossible, non-productive comparison?
Do basic operations in art, such as analogy or homology become more meaningful if we confront them with their equivalents in other
realms of knowledge?
This symposium attempts to explore a proposition by Marilyn Strathern, she presents the need (or, at least, the pro Partial Connections where, inproductivity) that emerges when we establish relationships between items from different scales. A scale here can be understood in terms of size, but maybe also in terms of category, type, relevance, or time. Establishing a relationship allows for narratives that, according to Strathern, present means of understanding social life. Thus, for example, the relationship between individual and collective, with the echoes of structural analogies such as that of fragment and totality, or figure and background, is the basis of one of the possible narratives of modernity. What would happen if this relationship were, in turn, compared to other mo
of understanding the social totality, beyond the modern European scheme? That is, what des relationship between individual and mass was not understood in dialectic or aggressive if this terms, as in European modernity, but in an attempt to maintain the difference between the related to this elements?
This symposium is an attempt at the production and study of the relationships between different scales, both in terms of the anthropological and political context, and in the art and cultural sphere, where relationship and comparison are recurrent strategies, or, maybe, a common place.