404: Amar en tiempos Hipster
Hipsteria Lane: Gentrifying Intimacy
April 20-21 11am-2pm and 4pm-8pm.
A workshop kicking off collective research into a new cultural paradigm through its media representation.
It would be quite hard to understand cultural industries without first understanding the central position that love has attained in the heart of them. If we took away love as a theme for pop music, film, literature, and television programmes, we would be left with scarcely any content, or we would at least have to make do without a main content that simultaneously forms the backbone for many others.
Here when we say love we do not mean a set of emotions and feelings that are felt and lived by those consuming cultural content. Instead we are talking about a complex instrument pertaining to cultural industries and having different genealogies and manifestations. We are talking about a discursive framework containing collective imaginations and sincretic representations. We mean a set of archetypes, narratives, key words, situations, and conduct that are inextricably linked and woven into the content of cultural industries in a sort of discursive consensus of love.
Therefore, we must escape from the proverbially inrreproachable individual feeling and focus on disecting a social instrument represented and presented incessantly as text, pretext, or subtext in contemporary cultural products.
Amar en tiempos Hipster [Love in the Time of the Hipster] is a workshop that sets out to discover what is the ideal for love and what ways of experiencing sexuality are represented by all things “hipster”. It is a workshop for analysis and the building of (ambiguous) texts using several kinds of language (discursive, journalistic, fiction and non-fiction, textual and audiovisual, ethnographic, pictorial, stage, and podcast) pertaining to the socio-emotional forms and sexuality that the hispter “subculture” offers and how we are affected, both socially and individually, by it.