Edited by François Piron with Marie de Gaulejac and Thomas Boutoux
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“What are the emotions we are about to have in a future already present? The era of emotions is over. One prefers a mood or mood predictor […] which in turn become logos for products, which in turn become product-emotions, which in turn become consumers (by-products).”
In these lines, in a most synthetic manner, the American poet Tan Lin analyzes the way in which bodies, products and affects all circulate in a closed loop in which their identities are interchangeable. People who thought they were consumers are also producers, or raw material, in an economy where the essential value is no longer the production of goods, but much more capturing attention, and capitalizing affects and emotions. Otherwise put: how can we give shape to emotions in a world which formulates them in terms of markets? How are we to display the tensions and alarms which result from our incorporation in the abstractions and systems controlled by the economic world?
The two-volume catalogue of the Biennale was published by Paraguay following the inauguration of the exhibition and can thus give offer a comprehensive documentation in one book of the installations by the twenty nine participating artists. A separate volume includes an interview of François Piron by Adrien Abline and Elza Clarebout, and new conversations between thinkers of the current forms of incorporation: Vinciane Despret and Yves Citton, and Vincent de Gaulejac and Maurizio Lazzarato.
Texts by Adrien Abline, Yves Citton, Elza Clarebout, Vinciane Despret, Vincent de Gaulejac, Maurizio Lazzarato
Photographs by Aurélien Mole
Graphic Design: Bureau Roman Seban
Bilingual edition (French / English)
11,5 x 16 cm
184 + 176 pages (color illustrations)
ISBN : 978-2-918252-48-1