We Desire a Kind of Freedom

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    Abstract

    As the interior is now clearly a much wider category of experience than traditional definitions offer; as all has become interiorised by technology and politics, and as boundaries between private and public realms have been rendered charming fictions, a new set of aims, responsibilities and acts are necessary in order to reclaim the interior as a space for people: their imaginations, encounters, associations, movements and actions. This paper concerns possibilities for this much greater, and public, interior. In the West, this extensive realm and its declared and undeclared environments are increasingly and unremittingly instrumental: a complex of devices, representations and effects designed to produce predictable subjects, affects, performances, and behaviours. Its great paradox is its promise of freedom: but that freedom is contingent upon consumption, agreement and obeisance to the ‘nature’ of the Market.
    This essay briefly sets out a programme of possibilities for practice and experience for the coming years, as resistance to the ‘ecologies’ of the market and the phantasmagoria that sustain its unsustainable hegemony.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInterieur Futures
    EditorsGraeme Brooker, Harriet Harriss, Kevin Walker
    Place of PublicationYountville, CA, USA
    PublisherCrucible Press
    Pages164-173
    Volume2: Augmented | Distributed
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9967526-4-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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