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Affect Eclipses Meaning
A response to James Turrel's Night Life (2018)
By: Marisa Georgiou
An essay about public art, capitalism, and affective responsibility.
Marisa Georgiou works in creative and cultural community development in Meanjin/Brisbane. Their current practice is concerned with how to artfully navigate contemporary oppressions which affect how our social and material landscapes look and feel. To do so, they draw broadly from aesthetic theory, transformative social change, and therapeutic or spiritual modalities. They work across disciplines such as improvisational performance, social practice, publishing and installation inside and outside institutions, and often collaboratively. They like toolkits, textures, sensory elements, social/systemic pattern recognitions, personal enquiries and candid conversations that get beneath.