Season 1 - Episode 2 Shownotes

DISCLAIMER: ISSUES THAT RELATE TO THE ABUSE OF WOMEN ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE. PLEASE LISTEN WITH CAUTION.

 

 

 

 

  • Jana used the example of the Vietnam war images to explain how suffering at a distance can be brought closer through images and the media. This idea is also echoed in the philosopher and photographer Susan Sontag’s work: 

  • Cultural capital: what does it mean?

 

 


  • Reference: Louw, E., Beukes, M. & Van Wyk, L. 2013. CAPS Visual Arts Grade 12 Learner’s Guide. Future Managers: Cape Town

  • Penny on her work:

 

 

 

  • See Penny “dance” with some of her paintings:

 

 

 

  • Reference: ZEITZ MOCCS, Penny Siopis Bio:

 

 

  • Stevenson on the Shame Series:

 

 

 

 

  • Nicolene attended a walkabout by Penny Siopis of her full retrospective exhibition, Time and Again, in 2015, where she saw The Shame Series on the show as well as Pinky Pink and Penny’s earlier political work. Here is a full slide show of this retrospective show (see The Shame Series on page 44-45):

  • We mention abject theory in our discussion. Jana specifically referred to a book by the feminist philosopher Julia Kristeva called Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection that was published in 1980. Here are some more resources to understand the abject and abjection:

The Plague is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. Check out the following resources:

 

  • The Spear by Brett Murray being defaced (CAUTION, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR):

  • Defacing of Rhodes Memorial on UCT campus:

  • Foster, H. 1996. Obscene, Abject, Traumatic. October, Vol. 78 (Autumn, 1996), pp. 106-124. The MIT Press 

  • Philosopher, Judith Butler, helps us to understand the differential distribution of precarity.