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HABITUS: HOUSTON EXA 2019

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Habitus, “A structuring structure, which organises practices and the perception of practices.” ~Bourdieu

The origin of the term and concept of Habitus can be traced back to Aristotle, though it was contemporarily popularized in the 1960s by philosopher and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. It can be simply defined as an individual’s ingrained habits and dispositions and how they influence the perception of and reaction to their social world. Habitus is said to be acquired by imitation and is typically shared by like-minded people who share similar backgrounds and/or ideologies. More about Habitus can be read here or here.

Habitus: Houston ExA is performance art. It is a map of a time and space. It is an attempt to identify, catalog, and archive the makeup of the creative capital (community) of Houston, TX during the Experimental Action Performance Art Festival (February 21-23, 2019). What is mapped is entirely controlled by those who attend the festival. A short article about the project can be read here.

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