Flâneuse

The Flâneuse endulges in the act of flânerie, the aimless strolling attributed to the ambivalent figure of urban affluence and modernity, representing the ability to wander detached from society with no other purpose than to be an acute observer of industrialized, contemporary life.

«Strollology» and «Promenadologie» are epistemic methods of understanding the urban, promoted by sociologist Lucius Burckhardt.

The Flâneuse refers to Joanna Warsza’s audio walk presenting the project «Die Balkone». As a Flâneuse Warsza observes the public realm of «the industrialized, contemporary life» with all its political, historical and social implications.

Also, Carlos Amorales discovered the «useless» strolling, in his case amongst nature, as Jean Jacques Rousseau’s rêverie, in which the subject of freedom refers exclusively to his felt existence, beyond all achievements and obligations, and also beyond possible ambitions to be recognized by others.

The image used for the Flâneuse show the first Dandy George Bryan Brummell, also known as Beau Brummell. Like the Flâneuse the Dandy as well is a literary type, but the Dandy performs style and attitude. Both assert their free existence in an performative act.


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