Sarah O'Brien

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‘Salience’ a video installation for the proceedings of the Emotional Geographies conference Edinburgh University June 2015

The work takes Kathleen Stewart’s book Ordinary Affects (2007) as a starting point to posit one possible theoretical context for her work ‘Who’s Ordinary?’, a response to critical and creative work about the ‘ordinary’ and who this work ‘affects’. The installation performance makes room for the individual experience of ‘ordinary’; reflected through stillness and disorientation. An everyday act uprooted and placed within a context that takes a look at it ‘side on’, through delay, and as a ‘still’. Its aim is to disturb habitual ways of seeing everyday experience; and promoting the significance of the present moment in the identification of the ordinary.
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Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

Bibliographical note

Emotional Geographies conference Edinburgh University June 2015.

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O'Brien, S. (Author). (2015). Salience. Digital or Visual Products