Towards a post humanist theory of dreams: aesthetic examples
In this paper I investigate the possibilities of locating the act of dreaming in a posthuman place. According to Cary Wolfe, posthumanism names “a historical moment in which the decentering of the human by its imbrication in technical, medical, informatics, and economic networks is increasingly impossible to ignore” (Wolfe 2010 p.xv). I propose that dreams constitute an experience that, although in happens to the human, this human is not at the centre of the experience since he or she cannot control nor explain it.
👯♀️ Susanne Knittel (supervisor)