Author Archives: Tracy Ann Essoglou, PhD

About Tracy Ann Essoglou, PhD

thinking-architect :: artist :: activist-philosopher :: author

Identity Politics :: Continuum Politics

The problem of identity politics is a problem of body. It is the idea that we ‘are’ what – and only – as we appear to be. It’s the idea that body takes precedence, that form is singularly determining of … Continue reading

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Sins of the New Millennium

    Postcard 2000 — see http://sinsofthenewmillennium.wordpress.com/

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Garbage: Use is abuse in a different registry.

  Garbage Text   Transforming waste elements from everyday life is a process that distills both the specificity of the past, and the authority of the present. Issuing from matter, a treatise emerges redeeming life/lives discarded. An afterlife is realized; … Continue reading

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Denial

What is the proper redress for willful ignorance, for defiant gluttony and abject disregard for massacre, genocide and extinction? It seems to me that there is not only the narcissism of self, but that there is a socio-cultural bravura that … Continue reading

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Shame

Without shame, there can be no trust. Shame is the thing that keeps us from neglecting our conscience — like a kind of gravity for a moral compass. It urges us to make coherent the elemental structures of living, being, … Continue reading

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Trust: a working capital.

The working capital of the NGO is trust. It is the foundation of partnering in the work-scape and scope of the NGO/CSO. Organizers, clients, partners, funders, providers… All stakeholders rely on trust as the operating liquidity of relations, programming and … Continue reading

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Agitprop: Abstraction

I have no more patience for the tongues of management, for those who tell me to be nice, to be patient, to be less expectant – for my own good. There is at least one truth in the face of injustice and deceit: … Continue reading

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Immigration: “Illegal” to “undocumented” is still, more authentically, the condition of being “un-situated.”

Over a year’s worth: petitions to television programming  jumped on the hideous language of “illegality” as applied to persons who have migrated from one territory to another. That no person should be named “illegal” is without saying — funny (read: … Continue reading

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Person(s) + place(s) + thing(s) = situation

Situation is the cell of experience. Experience is the aggregate of lived-situations. Change the situation; change the experience. Design the situation; define the experience. — Rendering Dimensions, Surrendering Dominion: An Epistemological Inquiry into Being-Grounded. Tracy Ann Essoglou, Dissertation: EGS. 2002. Image: … Continue reading

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“Art is a portal…

“Art is a portal for what is missing. By means of artistic investigation and creation, new forms of envisioning, inquiry and information emerge in and outside of language. Operating materials, surfaces, textures, positionings, proportion, color, scale… artists render invisible absences … Continue reading

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