Friday Talks at Edinburgh School of Arts

Creative process in a decolonial perspective

This talk aims to present a decolonial perspective about collective and individual creative process. I consider creative process as localized knowledge (Haraway, 1987), where people who produce art are inscribed in bodies constructed by gender, race, ethnicity, geographical location, age and social class.

From the idea of fractured locus (Lugones 2014), education for transgression (bell hooks, 2013) and nomadic subjectivities (Gloria Anzaldua, 2005), this talk describes methodologies of artistic processes based on deep listening experiments, poetic resources, cut ups and drifts mixing sounds, memories and visuality for a localized artistic creation.

Agreeing with Grada Killomba (2016), when she says that the theory of memory is actually a theory of forgetting, I report here some creative processes carried out in southern Brazil, among artists, white women and black women, who seek their self-inscription in the world (Hill Collins, 2017) from the artistic creation and the reinvention of their stories and myths.

About the speaker

Isabel Nogueira is a performer, researcher and sound artist based in Brazil. She is a full professor at Arts Institute of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). She coordinates the Sonicas Research Group in Gender, Body and Music and is part of Medulla Collective of Sound Experiments (Brazil). She has released collective and solo albums, has published books and articles about sound, gender and music and guides the Concha first artistic residence for women artists in Brazil.

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