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dc.contributor.authorBrand, Carina
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15T16:08:52Z
dc.date.available2018-11-15T16:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621893
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University of Wolverhampton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research is a practice-based, theory-led, examination of forms of extraction under capitalism. The thesis addresses the question of where and how does extraction take place, both in and outside of the wage relationship. Directly employing Marx’s concept of surplus extraction, but further extending the concept of extraction as an analytic tool, artistic method, and identifying its aesthetic form. Through the production of an original body of artistic video work, I explore three disparate sites where ‘extraction’ takes place and employ Science Fiction methods of narrative, the utopian impulse and the ‘alienation effect’ to critique global capitalism. Drawing on political economic theory, I argue that these new ‘zones’ of extraction have; forced the further ‘subjectification’ of labour; supported continued and on-going primitive accumulation – through the creation of global space/time; and promoted the intensification of both relative and absolute surplus value, through the mechanisation of reproduction and the blurring of work and life, through digital technology. The Video Trilogy sets up a dialogue between – fictionreality and space–time, and situates current readings of global extraction in a future/past space, where the inconsistencies of capital are played out. Extraction as concept is utilised to bring together, and expand on, both theoretical readings of the political economy, and to identify that extraction can be redeployed as a cultural or artistic form. I argue that extraction is mobilised through culture, but more importantly, I identify the specific cultural forms of extraction itself. By situating the research between theory and practice, I am able to represent, or interpret, the forms extraction takes – appropriating, performing and re-making them as material and subject within the videos. The research contributes to current critiques of capitalism, in critical theory, art theory, political economy and art-practice-as-research. The video submission brings together a range of aesthetic styles and techniques to construct an original alien world, which is an allegory of our own.en_US
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dc.subjectCultural-Productionen_US
dc.subjectMarxismen_US
dc.subjectGlobalen_US
dc.subjectExtractionen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Economyen_US
dc.subjectCapitalismen_US
dc.subjectScience Fictionen_US
dc.subjectVideoen_US
dc.subjectPost-Fordismen_US
dc.subjectArten_US
dc.titleGlobal Extraction and Cultural Production: An Investigation of Forms of Extraction Through the Production of Artist-Videoen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
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