Partaker Agency: Entanglement of agencies in artworks by Bekirovic and Abramović

Saskia Isabella, Maria Korsten
2018 unpublished
In this paper I enquire 'partaker agency' in artworks by Semâ Bekirovic and Marina Abramović. Partaker agency is a concept which describes the agencies at work in collaborations between the various entities of an artwork in its coming to 'life.' Partaker agency is already at work in the very first conception of the artwork, during the process of making, and until and beyond the interaction with the audience. This whole process is, following Karen Barad (2003), how matter starts to 'matter.'
more » ... ts to 'matter.' Partaker Agency. Life-Art-Life. Process. Event. Non/Human Collaboration. We do not obtain knowledge by standing outside of the world; we know because "we" are part of the world. -Karen Barad
doi:10.14236/ewic/evac18.39 fatcat:jjar5wuryve33flgwhwmeuntge