Art of Displacement
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Art of Displacement | By Giovanni Perillo | Published: 2 January 2020 [Heritage Series] | Print copies: ISBN: 978-1-912997-31-2 (paperback) Buy from Lulu | Buy from Amazon | ISBN: 978-1-912997-32-9 (hardcover) Buy from Lulu | Digital/ebook version: Buy on Amazon Kindle | Buy on GooglePlay | Buy on CEEOL
Art of Displacement
By Giovanni Perillo
Published: 2 January 2020 [Heritage Series]
ISBN: 978-1-912997-31-2 (paperback) | Buy from Lulu | Buy from Amazon
ISBN: 978-1-912997-32-9 (hardcover) | Buy from Lulu
Digital/ebook version: Buy on Amazon Kindle | Buy on GooglePlay | Buy on CEEOL
In his artistic research, Giovanni Perillo aims to generate conflicts with oneself, to weaken certainties, stereotypes and rigid expectations, encouraging a dialogue to express one’s reflections on the real freedom of one’s choices and on the possible influences that they imply. Through a détourner, a displacement, a deviation from alienating cultural mechanisms, aesthetic experimentation can become practical for a transformation towards a different self-awareness.
“Taking the cue from the theory of events, I started to research stimuli and creative interaction processes through my artistic investigation and production. The stimuli had to be able to arouse behaviours and interpretations that are far from conformist and pre-established models.
The interpretations, as answers to a stimulus coming from reality, are the significant consequences of the sense and vision of reality.
The conventional and conformist interpretations form the specific psychological structure of a culture, and for this reason, they are its identity.
If the reactions of the individuals who interact with artwork were not spontaneous, heterogeneous or unpredictable, they would show the homogenized and homogenizing game of taking part to practices where roles and goals of the players are pre-establish and reinforce a system of perception of reality that is influenced by dominant socio-cultural models.”
– Excerpt from the Introduction by Giovanni Perillo
In Art of Displacement, Giovanni Perillo establishes a new and important dialogue around ethnicity, displacement and migration. Spanning the arts as well as the social sciences—and in particularly psychology—Perillo asks us to take a leap of faith. He wants us to leave the comfort of our academic homes and to escape our “ivory towers” and consider what displacement means. Establishing his discussion in a project he calls “the Aesthetics of Migrations,” Perillo pushes boundaries, challenges assumptions.
Perillo uses the Art of Displacement to help us navigate the beliefs and preconceived assumptions we bring to our encounters with migrants and strangers. More importantly, he asks us to recognize the constructed nature of our assumptions we make about migrants and strangers. Once we recognize our own bias, he offers the opportunity to search for alternatives.
The French philosopher/sociologist Pierre Bourdieu argued that human life is organized around habitus or the ingrained habits, skills, and dispositions that we possess, that are grounded in life experience; and that organize our response to the world around us. Habitus is powerful and creates an assumption of the natural order that becomes real as it is shared and used to organize beliefs, laws and social rules. Perillo helps us recognize how a Western habitus limits and restricts our ability to connect; in fact, he goes so far as to argue our shared habitus, embodied in the maps we create, fragment our world and the people in it in ways that drive stereotypes, prejudice and the rise of nationalistic xenophobia we see today.
– Jeffrey H. Cohen, PhD, Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University, United States
- PREFACE by Jeffrey H. Cohen
- MEMORIZATION OF FACES, ASSOCIATED WITH PROFESSIONS AND CHARACTERS
- IMAGE OF THE WORD, WORD TO THE IMAGE
- THE INFLUENCE OF STEREOTYPES AND PREJUDICES IN AESTHETIC CHOICES
- AESTHETICS OF MIGRATIONS
- SKIN colourS TEST II
- SERIES OF MAPS WITH MIGRATORY EXCHANGES IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULE OF CONTIGUITY AND WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF RETURN TO PREVIOUSLY INHABITED REGIONS
- SKIN colourS TEST
- NEARLY EQUAL
- PALO DEL COLLE SKIN colourS PROJECT
- SKIN colourS TEST II
Giovanni Perillo is a PhD student in Letters, Languages and Arts at the University of Bari, Italy. As an artist, he researches stimuli and creative interaction processes. He presented his research at the Triennale Museum in Milan in 2019, at “The Migration Conference 2019” at the University of Bari Aldo Moro in 2019, “Congress of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics” (IAEA) at the University of New York in 2014, and at the University of Vienna in 2016, at the University of Toronto in 2018 and at “Children and Childhood Territories International Colloquium” at the University of Brasilia in 2018. He also exhibited “Risvolti” at the Mudima Foundation for Contemporary Art in Milan in 2013. Earlier, he has published with Edizioni dal Sud: Skin Colors Test and Per un approccio non conformista dell’esperienza estetica e conseguenze didattico-pedagogiche, with Giuseppe Laterza Editore: Aesthetic of migrations (2017); Pittura, proprietà combinatorie e composizioni modulari (2016).
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 2 January 2020
Interior Ink: Colour
Weight (approx.): 0.95 kg
Dimensions (approx.): 21.59 cm wide x 21.59 cm tall