Interview with Suely Rolnik.
Summary: Interview with Suely Rolnik, conducted by Pablo Costa, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' In this interview, Suely Rolnik talks about her take on how her particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere. This interview complements her keynote 'Furor de arquivo, ' presented in this 10-day event, which brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. Rolnik has degrees in Sociology and Philosophy from the Université Paris VIII and a degree in Psychology from the Université Paris VII. Her work is located in a terrain transversalized by philosophy, clinical practice, politics, and aesthetics and takes the form of research, writing, teaching, treatment, and clinical practice strictu senso. She is the author, among other books, of Micropolítica: Cartografías del deseo (in collaboration with Félix Guattari) and she is a researcher with the network Conceptualismos del Sur.
Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Frances Pollitt, videographer.
Credits: Suely Rolnik, interviewee ; Pablo Costa, interviewer.