Vanessa Brazeau

Performance/Video, color, sound, 3:07 mins

We don't have to argue successfully to inspire change – we need to think irrationally. We don't need to train hard in order to reach the next level – we need to move in new ways. Thesis Body is documentation of Ideogging; brainstorming by jogging and writing at the same time. It is also a motivational video to inspire others to feel good about not doing either one particularly well. Instead, focus is on thinking under different circumstances and acting unnaturally in order to experiment with (in)effective strategies for knowledge production.

It is also a statement on the invisible labour behind the process of artistic and academic work, questioning the differing weight and importance given to physical and mental productivity, achievement and labour in western society.