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Víctor Aguado, Ramón del Buey, Brandon Labelle - Party Studies Vol. 1

Home gatherings, flat events, festive pedagogy and refiguring the hangover.
First volume in a planned series devoted to the analysis of the party. From social get-together to scenes of delirium, the publication aims to unpack the party as a complex, vertiginous construct that provides a dynamic view onto questions of community. If the party functions as an intensification of togetherness, what lessons might it provide in negotiating a given social order?
In particular, volume 1 considers the house party, and in what ways domestic space is reworked in support of an extension of the family unit. Including a series of interviews with those active in flat events in Budapest during the communist regime and today, essays on hospitality, the politics of rest, and erotic knowledge, and documentation on Sala 603, an informal house-theater in Curitiba.
The publication is the first in a series developed in parallel to a set of party-workshops held in different locations in Madrid, each of which performatively investigates states of partying, posing the party as a scene of creative study.

Contributions by Miguel Ballarín & Víctor Aguado, Octavio Camargo, István Javór, András Kovács, Brandon LaBelle, Julia Morandeira, Lucia Udvardyova.

Víctor Aguado is an artist, researcher and curator from Madrid interested in the ways in which opacity is encoded in language and listening. He is an architect and a PhD candidate in Philosophy and Literary Theory.

Ramón del Buey is a predoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he organizes seminars on Philosophical Anthropology, Posthumanities and Marxist Literary Criticism. His doctoral research is devoted to the history, poetics, and criticism of social forms in the work of Fredric Jameson.

BRANDON LABELLE is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public.

Paperback, published in 2021, 140 pages (color & b/w ill.). Also available: Vol. 2 of this series.


Publisher: Errant Bodies Press / ISBN: 9780997874495
Medium: Book


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