This poster investigates the politics that excess harbours, through the construction of so called ‘fixed subjects’, who are not generally associated with such notions. What is of importance is that a notion of Grandma creates a ‘framework’ of understanding in which ideas of excess may not always find a place. In grandma we find an, ‘archive of sensation’, which is hard to go against. So we feel we can truly say: There is no on quite like Grandma.
Reference: Clempson, C. (2010) ‘Wanted: Grandma for acts of Gift Giving’ (poster presentation), Re-visions, Loughborough University.