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    Partaker Agency: Entanglement of agencies in artworks by Bekirovic and Abramović

    EVA Copenhagen 2018 - Politics of the Machines - Art and After

    Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 - 17 May 2018


    Saskia Isabella & Maria Korsten



    In this paper I enquire ‘partaker agency’ in artworks by Semâ Bekirovic and Marina Abramović. Partaker agency is a concept which describes the agencies at work in collaborations between the various entities of an artwork in its coming to ‘life.’ Partaker agency is already at work in the very first conception of the artwork, during the process of making, and until and beyond the interaction with the audience. This whole process is, following Karen Barad (2003), how matter starts to ‘matter.’


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