POLITICS OF FEELINGS/ECONOMIES OF LOVE
/ The project by k.r.u.z.o.k. (Nataša Bodrožić, Irena Borić, Fokus Grupa, Ivana Meštrov)/
Politics of Feelings / Economies of Love brings about a set of reflections on the possible relation between ideology and social emotions, sexuality and nationalism, love and emotional community within nationalist and/or market fundamentalism. In attempts to find out how these issues were tackled in film, visual arts and architecture, we are trying to draw some new lines of understanding love as a tissue in which ideological, political, social and economic meanings are inscribed.
This publication is composed of visual and textual contributions which unfold different chapters on the entanglement of politics and collective sentiment, as well as love as a trigger for dedicated unpaid work.
Contributors: The Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Clare Butcher, Jasmina Cibic, Sebastian Cichocki, Marija Dremaite, (Bob Dylan), Fokus Grupa, Thomas Hirschhorn, Marina Naprushkina, Ana Peraica, Tihana Puc
Softcover, 124 pages
13.5 x 19.5 cm
three colours (Black + Pantone 721 U + Pantone 307 U)
Editors: Nataša Bodrožić and Irena Borić
Graphic design: Rafaela Dražić
Translation and proofreading: Ena Prokić, Zana Šaškin
k.r.u.z.o.k. is a platform directed primarily towards knowledge exchange and communication within the sphere of contemporary culture, art and theory, rather then towards their production and presentation. So far the work of k.r.u.z.o.k. was realised in different public and private locations throughout Zagreb (Pogon, SC, AKC Medika, private locations…). It was of closed character, in the sense that the meetings were organised via a mailing list. The reason for this was that we wanted the direction of the platform’s activities to be self-determined, in accordance with the wishes and needs of the participants, rather then to be set in advance, which is common in project-based practices.
Together with some guest participants, k.r.u.z.o.k. (whose number of participants constantly varies) is, for the first time, organizing a public programme: lecture-performances, presentations, projections and discussions under the common title ”Politics of Emotions / Economies of Love”.
Organised by slobodne veze / loose associations, contemporary art practices Zagreb
Published by: Slobodne veze & ONOMATOPEE
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The project is supported by Zagreb City Office of Education, Culture and Sports