Design ⇅ Research ⇄ Sociology
Gender ⇆ Visual Culture ⇅ Fashion
Floriane Misslin
Something Ugly Worthy of Dissection
The project studies four independent print magazines using subversive aesthetics that distinguish them from mainstream corporate magazines. The subversion resides in the unexpected relocation of symbols deemed unworthy by mainstream culture onto the pages of magazines for the creative class and hence turned into symbols of counterculture. The magazines were used as visual material in a series of in-depth interviews with six participants who produce and/or consume such magazines. Fragments of these interviews are interwoven in a manual-like publication that dissects the judgment of values in the gaze and taste of this cultural niche and the gatekeeping function of such aesthetics. ⤿2018
↓ Set up for visual elicitation interviews
↓ Presentation of the publication at Gallery NX310