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Undocuments: Reproduction at the Margins

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine what was produced by way of the work or working in the organization/organ and the nests: an effusion of documents, largely proposals for projects that have yet to be ... More


Dialectic of Contact: The Organ/ization and the Nests

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine James’s and Oiticica’s entries into the U.S. and their attempts to situate themselves there. Cut off from the contact they had once had with this aesthetic sociality, ... More


What Happened to the Motley Crew?: James, Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine James’s and Oiticica’s “discovery” of what I conceive of to be the active remains of the motley crew in the aesthetic sociality of blackness. I explore the claim they each ... More


Experience the Experimental

Christopher Dunn

in Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628516
eISBN:
9781469628530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628516.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 2 explores the connections between the artistic avantgarde and the counterculture. A small, but influential group of artists sometimes identified as “marginal” or “underground” coalesced in ... More


Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Laura Harris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Comparing the radical aesthetic and social experiments undertaken by two exile intellectuals, James and Oiticica, Harris chart a desire in their work to formulate alternative theories of citizenship, ... More


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