Aula 1 at LUCA C-mine campus, Genk
In the first part of the talk, we will introduce the notion of Decolonial Aesthesis. First we will look at the major premises of Decolonial thought as developed within the Modernity/Coloniality network. Then we will show how decolonial aesthesis brings to question the aesthetics of the west, not only as art practice but as a form of control over everyday life experience. Finally we will explain the way in which decolonial aesthesis works against the grain of the colonial difference and challenges the metaphysics of modernity and its dominant ways of worlding the world.
In the second part of the talk, we will reflect on critical aspects of animation, drawing on influences from Decolonial thought and the Philosophy of Technics. Animation will first be situated within an entanglement of socio-technical aspects, and then its aesthetic and technical developments will be presented as a form of writing that can be a site of struggle for epistemic disobedience and re-existence.