Drawing on textiles | Collection 1 | Correspondence with self

Correspondence With Self is a visual essay, a result of continuous scribbling streams of thoughts away, speed of which is dictated and restricted by textures textiles, far slower than on paper or typed out. The truth is established ambiguously, whatever it is. It detaches itself and finds its way, way out of the logic regime.

“The essential political problem for the intellectual is not to criticise the ideological contents supposedly linked to science, or to ensure that his own scientific practice is accompanied by a correct ideology, but that of ascertaining the possibility of constituting a new politics of truth. The problem is not changing people’s consciousness - or what’s in their heads - but the political, economic, institutional regime of the production of truth. It is not the matter of emancipating truth from every system of power (which would be a chimera, for truth is already power) but of detaching the power of truth from the forms of hegemony, social, economic and cultural, within which it operates at the present time." (Foucault, 2001)

Foucault, M., Lynch, M. P. (editor) (2001) Truth and Power, The Nature of Truth: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives, MIT Press, p. 319.

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