‘Wanted: Grandma for acts of Gift Giving’ (2010)

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.