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Zian Chen: Tackling Ray Brassier’s Prometheanism in Fan Thesis Approach
August 27th, 2017 7pm

A STATEMENT FOR THE FAN THESIS (IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTENT)

Fan thesis, just as fan fiction, is based on the identification or extreme favor of certain propositional or fictional universe, through which a fan would develop extensive sequels. There’s a sense of voluntarism and is often referred to as fan labor. In these practices, quite often is the case that the style of the canon is kept, while the core elements such as characters and plots would be further developed in the ways that is well versed by the peer fans. 

That is to say, although the content of fan fiction didn’t really ever appeared in the canon, but it remains to be the synthetic or prosthetic totality to, and therefore consolidates the aura of, the canon. These plots usually aimed for satisfying the peer group’s consumptive fantasy or even voyeurism, therefore a community. The following essay is a primary attempt on writing a fan thesis, whose fictional universe addresses Ray Brassier’s On Prometheanism, and its plot: JG Ballard.

Spoiler alert: The talk would be held in Mandarin Chinese only.

About the Lecturer

Zian Chen writes exhibition-novels. He has been given Contemporary Art Writing and Critical Thinking Award, Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco in 2015. Currently he is a researcher of Long March Project.

 

陈玺安:一篇关于Ray Brassier技术论的同人论文
2017年8月27日 7pm
 

一篇与内容无关的宣言

同人论文,就像是同人小说,它是基于某一事物的喜好及认同,而在其正本所构成的小世界中,进行自愿性质的延伸创作。它是一种粉丝劳动力。其中,原作中的风格,或者角色的性格会被保留。而那些最成功的元素,譬如角色、情节——这些元素会被那些同人作者们继续以这个同人群体所熟知的方式被发展。也就是说,这些同人小说中的发展虽然没有在原作中出现,但它仍是原作的延伸,加强的是原作的光环。而这些情节通常是去满足一个粉丝群体的窥视以及消费的欲望,并且巩固一群围绕原作而发展出来的粉丝共同体。

当然,同人论文的这种同人的主体性,和一般文化研究强调的主体性截然不同。传统而言,文化研究的论述强调对于一个题目有距离的掌握。他们强调批评的自我反身性。也就是说,一个主体必须同时在题目的内与外,才能掌握到批评对象的整体。

与此相反,同人论文对原作的贡献是透过过度认同的方式。同人并不试图超越原作。但在有些极端的例子中,它有可能比原作更广为流传。以下这篇论文,会是一篇同人理论写作的初步尝试。

警告:本次活动讲座配有动态影像,但并非表演讲座,并且,将会十分枯燥。Don't like, don't read。

关于讲座嘉宾
陈玺安,撰写展览小说。他曾于2015年获得摩纳哥皮埃尔王子基金会的当代艺术写作奖,目前为长征计划研究员。