The Critical Engineering Manifesto
Julian Oliver, Gordan Savičić, Danja Vasiliev
On Friday Night Drinks, Workplace Affects in the Age of the Cubicle
The Affect Theory Reader, Melissa Gregg
The groups selected texts led to a long discussion around precarity in the arts, ideas around social and cultural capital, and the blurred lines between ‘work’ and ‘life’ as well as the professional and personal relationships between artists, peers, arts professionals and friends that contribute to the less than clear boundaries that we operate within.
It was particularly interesting how it relates to cultural hegemony and the activities of Girl Gang – we police and modify our own behaviours in order to fit in to cultural norms and in doing so we reproduce them. Girl Gang tries to challenge this self-censorship.