“(Dys)function” is a play on words and something else. It is about showing the successes and failures in a composition. It happens in literature, in music, in painting, and in sculpture; in dance, architecture, photography, and cinema. It can also occur in the mixture of these genres, in the spaces in which they’re presented, and even in the social movements and situations surrounding them.
The “(dys)functions” we are interested in are not only in the piece of work itself, but in its reading, analysis or interpretation. In the same discourse, we will attempt to point out both the successes and failures [if they happen (dis)jointly]. It could also be the way a literary or artistic work (or a documented social movement) is articulated and resolved (or not) in an interplay of simultaneous or successive tensions –disconcerting (dys)functions in this case.
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