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Courting Dissolution : Adumbration, Alterity, and the Dislocation of Sacrifice from Space to Image
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Michael Lent asks what role art has in colonization and subsequent dissolution. He proposes a practice informed by the fatal strategies and "raw" phenomenology of Jean Baudrillard as a challenge to a system of disappearance. Focusing on the otherness of space to prevent its ultimate dissolution, Lent promotes a spatial practice of radical alterity. Examining ideas of disappearance put forth by Baudrillard and Paul Virilio, he utilizes art as a means for investigating loss of potentiality and experience through the representation of space, shifting their ideas – originally ascribed to objects – into a new emphasis. This book ultimately attempts to break a cyclical system that causes everything to disappear into representation and equivalency.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Art, Philosophy
Series Title: Image
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Michael Lent
Street Date: July 5, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2653
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