Gene Ray

Professeur

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Gene Ray enseigne la théorie critique au Programme CCC depuis 2008 et dirige le projet de recherche Emerging Cultures of Sustainability (ECoS). Docteur en philosophie de l’Université de Miami (1997), diplômé en études interdisciplinaires (philosophie, littérature comparée, histoire de l’art et filmologie), ses travaux se situent au croisement entre art, théorie critique et politique radicale, avec un accent sur la pensée de l’Ecole de Francfort. Il publie dans des revues telles que Third Text, Historical Materialism et Yale Journal of Criticism. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dont Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 & 2010) et a coédité deux ouvrages chez Mayfly, dont Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries en 2011 ainsi qu’une numéro spécial de Third Text sur les médias tactiques (2008). German Chancellor’s Fellow à la fondation Alexander von Humboldt, il a enseigné à l’Université de Hawaii, et au New College of Florida et donne des conférences dans diverses institutions en Amérique de Nord et en Europe. Il est membre du Radical Culture Research Collective.

Gene Ray is Associate Professor in the CCC Research-based Master Program at HEAD – Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design. He is Project Director of the ongoing HEAD/SNSF-supported collective research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG), which studies how the human and nonhuman assemblages in the city and region Geneva, are responding to a changing climate and planet. Ray is author of Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory (2005, 2010), co-editor of Art and Contemporary Critical Practice (2009) and Critique of Creativity (2011), and author of essays for journals including Third Text, Brumaria, Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, Left Curve, Historical Materialism, and Yale Journal of Criticism. His current individual research seeks to reflect on modern processes of eco-genocide through the constellation of settler-colonial histories and legacies, extinction, art, critical theory, and Indigenous knowledges. This research is informed by practical collaborations with the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples and artist-activist Rozalinda Borcilă. His writings in this context, in South as a State of Mind 8  and South as a State Mind 9 for documenta 14 (2017), try to activate and transform the positionalities of his South Florida settler background, and seek ways of bearing, through language and other politicized practices, the embodied knowledges of local eco-genocide.

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