Deep Throat: Against Assimilation: Deception: The Value of Being Poorly Educated

These video and text/performance works were produced out of a  presentation and discussion at University of California, San Diego titled Deep Throat: Against Assimilation: Deception: The Value of Being Poorly Educated. This work touches on complications of understanding gender in relation to value systems of credentialing as a form of assimilation. As a counter strategy, deception was considered as a starting point for how to create livable strategies for dealing with how power works to intertwine institutional systems and individual emotional lives.

 

 

 

PLEASE SIT DOWN

 

 

 

MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE

 

 

 

OR DON’T

 

 

 

YOU SHOULD DO WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR

 

 

 

WHATEVER THAT IS

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following is a cognitive flexibility

retraining exercise

 

 

STAND

 

OR SIT

 

BLINK YOUR EYES EVERY 3-4 SECONDS (2min)

 

COVER BOTH EYES WITH YOUR HANDS (3min)

 

UNCOVER ONE EYE AND OPEN IT

 

HOLD YOUR FINGER OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AND FOCUS ON YOUR THUMB MOVING TOWARDS AND AWAY SLOWLY FROM YOUR EYE (1min)

 

NOW SLOWLY COVER YOUR EYE AND UNCOVER YOUR OTHER EYE

 

HOLD YOUR FINGER OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AND FOCUS ON YOUR THUMB MOVING TOWARDS AND AWAY SLOWLY FROM YOUR EYE (1min)

 

COVER BOTH YOUR EYES AGAIN

 

KEEP THEM COVERED (2min)

 

OPEN YOUR EYES WHILE THEY ARE STILL COVERED (30sec)

 

SLOWLY MOVE YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM YOUR EYES

 

SLOWLY LOOK AT WHAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU

 

 

View: PRESENTATION NOTES and IMAGES

 

 

Deep Throat: Against Assimilation: Deception: The Value of Being Poorly Educated was supported by Deep Time University: All Syllabi, a project by artist Michael Ano, created as an alternative learning platform to engage with the questions: “What should the University teach you? What do you want to learn? And, what do you need to know now to survive?

Deep Time University was developed through dialogue with UC San Diego students, campus resource centers, and faculty. This program was supported through grant from the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement Fund.

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