Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt
Assistant professor, tenure track
Karen Blixens Vej 1, København S, 21 Bygning 21, Building: 21-5-44
How is sociality shaped and negotiated in the arts - the way we organize ourselves, split or stay together? In the frame of the research centre Art as Forum I am examining how social, temporal and economic conditions both politicise artistic work and shape forms of living. From a feminist perspective I analyse interdependencies in the dynamic relation between production and reception of art. Conditions of domestic work, affective and reproductive labor are taken into account, both in our historical present and in a diachronous perspective.
I am particularly interested in how accessibility of higher artistic education and art institutions is shaped through both policy and regulations, as well as by gendered, racialized and classist conditions, but also by haunting notions of the soloist, free artist and the art work in western aesthetic theory.
Currently, I am developing a model of cultural analysis departing from the theoretical concept of co-reproduction, informed by the historical practices of artist collectives in the 1930s, 1970s, and after 2011: how they organize and distribute shared time, visibility and economy.
Keywords for research and supervision
Performance theory, performance art, performance art history
Cultural history, cultural analysis, aesthetic theory, cultural theory, critical university studies
Feminism, materialism, artist collectives, work, artistic labor, precarisation, infrastructural performance, subjectivation, community, communality, temporality, the Bologna Process, self-organisation, strategic separatism, the 'international' classroom