Master Fine Art

Panharmonicon

Eothen Stearn
Panharmonicon can be read in any order, allowing a reader to choose which narrative inherits the next.
Major Master Fine Art
Year Graduation Project

 

 

 

Panharmonicon

Departing from a diaristic form, I have written and re-edited one month's daily reflections into reoccurring containers: aging, alcohol, friendship, hair, house, living structures, money, sleep and transit.

This text examines the entangled, in-between entities and interstitial moments that coexist within a single body, and in doing so, rearranges some of the inherited hierarchies that I embody.

Departing from a diaristic form, I have written and re-edited one month's daily reflections into reoccurring containers: aging, alcohol, friendship, hair, house, living structures, money, sleep and transit. By dismantling the chronological structure for a more associative, cumulative one, I have built new narratives from everyday experiences.

Panharmonicon can be read in any order, allowing a reader to choose which narrative inherits the next. Into this sampling of experience, I have interwoven the experiences of other people, quoting from writers working on similar territory.

 

The varied voices featuring in this text do not converse as such, instead they build a matrix of feminist writing of the personal, as a source of embodied authority. I have been particularly concerned to write and collate towards an intersectional Feminist position, including passages from philosophy, postcolonial theory, poetry, and music.

Listen to the thesis here.

"Neighbourhood", at exhibition at ShowRoom MAMA
"Neighbourhood", at exhibition at ShowRoom MAMA

Nomination Master Research Award 2017

The thesis is also featured in Eothen's work Neighbourhood, as a part of the Piets Zwart Insitute Master Fine Art Graduates' exhibition, Crooked Elbow Serpent Brain. It can be viewed at ShowRoom MAMA till July the 17th.