Reflecting on new materialisms and performance, the author uses autoethnography to link his bodily experience with the materiality of wool (including a childhood friend’s flock of sheep, yarn as a man who crochets, and his dead father’s coat) to a spontaneous, prereflective decision to “lean in” to one of Joseph Beuys’s felt suits on display in a museum.
Breathing, Watching, and Weeping under Surveillance: Felted Possibilities in the Museum
Craig Gingrich-Philbrook is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Correspondence to: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, Department of Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Communications Building, Mail Code 6605, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Craig Gingrich-Philbrook; Breathing, Watching, and Weeping under Surveillance: Felted Possibilities in the Museum. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2021; 10 (1): 139–145. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2021.10.1.139
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