IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION
Grant Watson
How We Behave

Grant Watson’s How We Behave was inspired by an interview of the same title with Michel Foucault, published in Vanity Fair in 1983, in which Foucault asked, why can’t life be the “material for a work of art?” The project by Watson extends this provocation by asking: “If art is expanded to include life practice, then how does the curatorial intervene?” In more than fifty interviews, conducted in New York, São Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Amsterdam, the project explores how people shape their lives. This publication includes stills of the video portraits, an essay by Watson introducing the notion of the “care of the self”, the original Vanity Fair interview, and interviews with Leo Bersani and Paul Rabinow.

ISBN 978-90-814471-7-1

64 p, ills col, 21×27 cm, pb, English, 2014