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This Untethered Buffoon or the Trickster in Everything (2020)

Stacey Sacks

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This Untethered Buffoon or the Trickster in Everything is a documented artistic research project (Doctoral Thesis) in Performative and Mediated Practices, comprising a series of excavations and vivisections of W(w)hiteness through clowning, making and thinging. This work/play traverses the fields of critical whiteness studies, performance and clowning, visual and cultural anthropology and decolonial critique. This eclectic mash-up of history, memory and trauma unfolds from my original question: as an actor, which bodies is it appropriate for me to inhabit? Via hyper-disciplinary experiments of the impulse and what it means to be ‘on’ the moment, the research fabricates a series of clowters, performed entanglements of clown and character passing between various continents, temporalities and situated histories. SQUIRM is the title given to both the final performance essay as well as to the reflective documentation emerging from this research. As experimentations with auto-ethnography and productive discomfort, the performing essays in SQUIRM document, animate and satirise explorations of W(w)hiteness, privilege and colonial logic. At the intersections of histories, they dig through remnants of collective memory, personal genealogy and shame, in the hope of reassembling new, sharper ways of giving and receiving attention. From inside the body of this performer SQUIRM is about TONGUE-ING, about licking the future into softness by reinvigorating ancient clown practices to poke at whiteness in the current age. It’s about squirming and laughing through the discomfort of privilege in what feels like a crumbling time. But mostly it’s about feeling great in a beard.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsclowning, haunting, decolonial, vivisection of W(w)hiteness, privilege, mask, trickster, humour, queer, ancestry, auto-ethnography, animation, softness, sculpting, discomfort, transformation, fragility, anxiety, shitfuck, porosity, intimacy, parody, satire, buffoon, listening, entanglement, embodiment, discursivity, impressibility, character, body, clowter, sensitivity, malleability, plasticity, complicity, with-nessing, narrowcasting, absurdity, race, decomposition, hospitality, bafflement
date09/03/2020
published02/04/2020
last modified02/04/2020
statuspublished
share statusprivate
affiliationStockholm University of the Arts
copyrightSacks
licenseAll rights reserved
languageEnglish
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/818690/819282
published inStockholm University of the Arts
portal issue3. X-position
external linkhttps://www.uniarts.se/
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818697 01 Introfucktion Sacks All rights reserved
818699 02 Genealogies of Making Sacks All rights reserved
818701 01_Clown_Alone_2020 Sacks All rights reserved
818704 03 withnessing (w)Whitenesses Sacks All rights reserved
818706 04 Hello Karlaplan Sacks All rights reserved
818708 05 Stacey_Shmuel Sacks All rights reserved
818710 06.1 Complicated Laughter Sacks All rights reserved
818712 06.2 Satyric Bodies Sacks All rights reserved
818714 07 Unintentional Curation of Clowters Sacks All rights reserved
818716 08 A Series of Play-Dates Sacks All rights reserved
818787 16 Taxonomy Interactive HR Sacks All rights reserved
818799 16 Taxonomy Interactive HR-1 Sacks All rights reserved
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818845 16 Taxonomy Interactive HR-1 Sacks All rights reserved
819141 Cown alone Sacks All rights reserved
819156 Cown alone Sacks All rights reserved
819212 SQUIRM Image_fresh Sacks All rights reserved
819581 08 A Series of Play-Dates Sacks All rights reserved
819583 09 Fruitfull Uselessess Sacks All rights reserved
819586 10 Dialoco_Dialogos Sacks All rights reserved
819591 11 Something Strange Happened in the Studio Sacks All rights reserved
819595 12 Doodles from the Academy Sacks All rights reserved
819598 13 The Spectre _ The Sceptre Sacks All rights reserved
819601 14 Spleen 1 - Third Opponents Sacks All rights reserved
819604 15 Spleen 2 Scrapbook of Untethered references Sacks All rights reserved
819610 02_Stanleys_Ghetto_Tour_FOR_DiVA Sacks All rights reserved
819636 03_Granny_does_Gardet Sacks All rights reserved
819643 05_meat Anastasia _ Chapter IV - Conscious Cooking Sacks All rights reserved
819651 05_meat Anastasia _ Chapter IV - Conscious Cooking Sacks All rights reserved
819659 06_Jenny Soep_Documentation of 'the unstable pelican' Sacks All rights reserved
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820626 01 Introfucktion Sacks All rights reserved
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820631 02 Genealogies of Making Sacks All rights reserved
820633 03 withnessing (w)Whitenesses Sacks All rights reserved
820635 04 Hello Karlaplan Sacks All rights reserved
820637 05 Stacey_Shmuel Sacks All rights reserved
820640 06.1 Complicated Laughter Sacks All rights reserved
820643 06.2 Satyric Bodies Sacks All rights reserved
820645 07 Unintentional Curation of Clowters Sacks All rights reserved
820647 08 A Series of Play-Dates Sacks All rights reserved
820649 09 Fruitfull Uselessess Sacks All rights reserved
820652 10 Dialoco__Dialogos Sacks All rights reserved
820654 11 Something Strange Happened in the Studio Sacks All rights reserved
820660 12 Doodles from the Academy Sacks All rights reserved
820662 12 Doodles from the Academy Sacks All rights reserved
820664 13 The Spectre & The Sceptre Sacks All rights reserved
820666 14 Spleen 1 Third Opponents Sacks All rights reserved
820668 15 Spleen 2 Scrapbook of Untethered references Sacks All rights reserved
820670 16 Taxonomy Interactive Sacks All rights reserved
820672 16 Taxonomy Interactive-1 Sacks All rights reserved

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