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Doctoral Researcher Close Rebecca

92000 €

Re Re Re to Infinity: Post-Internet Litanies on Reproductive Work

Tieteellinen tutkimus ja taiteellinen työ / niihin pohjautuva työ | Kolmivuotinen

Re Re Re to Infinity: Post-Internet Litanies on Reproductive Work is a live monument-exhibition that re-values and remembers reproductive work as a vital public service. Since the 1970s contemporary art has served as a site to visibilise forms of devalued work, such as the domesticated tasks involved in socially reproducing the work force. These feminist actions also situated art as an ‘institution of reproduction’ that generates the conditions of visibility for certain activities to be legible as work or non-work; reproductive or productive. The project responds to the current context of Europe, where new forms of devalued reproductive work are concentrated in cities such as Helsinki, Barcelona and London, through their roles as digital hubs, capitals of culture and centers of reproductive tourism. My artistic research consists of critical and creative components: the critical thesis theorizes reproductive work after the internet through a combined cyberfeminist, reproductive justice and queer Marxist lense, while my artistic project develops a queer and anti-racist post-internet aesthetics. This research challenges the academic and chronological enclosing of cyberfeminist, post-internet, queer and as completed and indeed divided movements, theorising instead a series of intentional tactics responding to specific modes of neoliberal governance.