4.2.3. Post Subculture Studies (0-degree)
This layer of ‘The Frame’ takes its inspiration from post-subculture studies. Post-subculture studies move away from the Chicago School and the Birmingham School theory. In such a way, that the gatherings of individuals are no longer a direct disruptive act of resistance against the cultural, political and social hegemony of the time. The sceptical stance in which arises from postmodernist thought correlates with post-subcultural studies and brings forward a sensitive and subjective view towards any form of ‘uniformity’ including those in subcultures. Henceforth, what post-subculture postulates is the movement towards more transient participation in group gatherings is desired where individual identity is accepted and not governed by the defining values of a traditional subculture or culture. It is this individual transient sensitive approach to conceptual hegemonic structures of modernity that I would like to base the third layer of ‘The Frame'. Therefore, the third layer is as much about choice as it is about questioning that choice. Choice in the third layer is not confined to a closed environment as it was in the second layer, it opens up the possibility of the individual’s fantasy and is approached through play. Entwined in the choice is the sensitivity of questioning how one feels in the situation they are in at any moment, where having a good time is the main objective. However, not at the expense of the ‘other’ and that the results of the questioning are that which enkindle more choice. The third layer of ‘The Frame’ looks to the inner sensations as a guide or stimulus of movement.
As a technique 0-degree