Practices of

The module “Practices of Disturbance” examines the performance of disruptions. It is based on the idea that aesthetic provocations internalise a distinctive form of knowledge of the functioning and the transmission channels of disruption. High incidences and intensities of disruption arise where practices of disturbance manage to elude being communicated as “art” and thereby immediately defused, or where artistic forms are re-invented and achieve a paradigmatic break with the usual standards. The project is focused on those events or scenes of modern art in which disruptions were, and are, calculatedly deployed in order to escalate a situation politically and/or aesthetically. The module is designed to lead to an elaborated theory of aesthetic scandal.