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The Observed Person

(Outlines of the Performance of the Contemporary Homo Ludens)

Author(s): Nikolay Tsenkov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Art
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: surveillance; resistance; contemporary art; homo vigilatus; homo ludens; homo creator

Summary/Abstract: The article considers some modes of artistic performance as a reaction against the present technological determinism. This creative resistance has a kind of game-based, competitive element – “to outwit the system” – which is a form of play. This line emerges as a kind of sociological and aesthetic strategy in some new art movements, an artistic reflex in defense of the "right to remain invisible". Briefly: the article will trace how the observed person (homo vigilatus), playing (homo ludens), consolidates with a new discourse his role as a creator (homo creator).

  • Issue Year: XXXII/2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 70-81
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian