This edited volume breaks new ground for understanding peripheries and peripherality by providing a multidisciplinary cross-exposure through a collection of chapters and visual essays by researchers and artists.
The book is a collection of approaches from several disciplines where the spatial, conceptual, and theoretical hierarchies and biased assumptions of ‘peripheries’ are challenged. Chapters provide a diverse collection of viewpoints, analyses, and provocations on ‘peripherality’ through bringing together international specialists to discuss the socio-political, aesthetic, artistic, ethical, and legal implications of ‘peripheral approach.’ The aim is to illuminate the existing, hidden, often incommensurable, and controversial margins in the society at large from equal, ethical, and empathic perspectives. The book is designed to assist established researchers, academics, and students across disciplines who wish to incorporate novel, arts and practice-based research and critical approaches in their research projects, artwork, and academic writing.
Providing both a consolidated understanding of the peripheries, visual studies, and artistic research as they are and setting expansive and new research insights and practices, this book is essential reading for scholars of arts and humanities, visual culture, art history, design, philosophy, and cultural studies.
Part I: Sites and Sentients
1. Performing with Trees as Shifting Attention
2. Nomadic Scenography and Fictional Space-Body
3. Urban Spaces between Norms and Dreams
4. Spatial References of Home – Moving on the Periphery of Public Space
Part II: Aesthetics and Practices
5. Photographic Parafictions (An Aside)
6. Formation of Artistic Identity – Applying Themes of Narrative Identity Development in Two Artists’ Life Stories
Mari Myllylä and Jonna Tolonen
7. Temporal Perspectives on Arctic Peripheries
8. We, A Peripheral Time-Space-Body: Notes on Encounterinvestigation, Corpo-Reality, and the Gentleness of Stones
Part III: Visual Culture Rearticulations
9. Something is Happening in and to the Margins: Black and Brown Cultural Interventions Changing a Multiple Northern Periphery
10. Touching Gestures – An Affective Reading of a Photograph of Asylum Seekers
Mari Mäkiranta and Eija Timonen
11. Can Artists and Lawyers See the Same Goal? Understanding the Law of Ecocide through Art, Articulations, and Creativity