Category Archives: Books and papers

Agamben- articles and books

12-time-and-history-critique-of-the-instant-and-the-continuum

Agamben’s take on Time – to be read later

10-aby-warburg-and-the-nameless-science

Agamben on Warburg.  Links directly to Notes on Gesture and his theory of the image.

5-on-the-possibility-of-formless-life-agambens-politics-of-the-gesture

4-gesture-time-movement-david-claerbout-meets-giorgio-agamben-on-the-boulevard-du-temple

Janet Harbord (see also book on Agamben) discusses Claerbout in the context of Agamben and film philosophy.

3-gestural-cinema-giorgio-agamben-on-film

2-in-a-messianic-gesture-agambens-kafka

Good treatment of Agamben’s Kafka

2-difference_and_repetition_on-guy-debords-films

Main Agamben article on film.

1-notes_on_media_and_biopolitics_notes_on-gesture

1-komerell-or-on-gesture

One of two or three essays on gesture

1-judgement-day-agamben

Short essay on early photography – ref by Harbord

1-from-image-to-gesture-giorgio-agambens-new-approach-to-film-theory

1-chapt-5-the-homeland-of-gesture-art-and-cinema

Alex Murray’s book.  Need to read it all, but this deals with Gesture and film.

1-agambens-cinema-psychology-versus-an-ethical-form-of-life

Janet Harbord – to be read, along with the book.

Conceptual blending – articles

8-material-anchors-for-conceptual-blends

Deals with memory loci and related methods – see also Francis Yates.

3-the-paintings-of-yun-hyong-keun-as-emergent-blended-structures

Application of CB to painting

2-the-book-as-a-tunnel

Book art and architecture

1-the-feeling-blend-feeling-and-emotion-in-electroacoustic-art

Models composition from perspective of CB.

1-presence-in-blended-spaces

CB and Augmented reality

5-from-conceptual-blending-to-procedural-blending-applying-a-model-of-cognition-to-process-in-sound-art-practice

CB in sound art practice – also a PhD thesis at LCC.

Trace – articles

1-the-commutability-of-traces-zummer

Zummer talks about the complexity of images and trace in particular

1-so-what-is-a-trace-and-its-epistemological-role

This is a broad philosophical treatment of trace

1-mareys-gun-apparatuses-of-capture-and-the-operational-image

Media archaeological treatment of chronophotography

1-levinas-on-memory-and-the-trace

Role of trace in philosophy of Levinas

1-infra-experimentality-from-traces-to-data-from-data-to-patterning-facts

Applies concept of trace to science and experimentation

1-figure-and-ground-in-philosophy-neurophysiology-phenomenology-psychology-painting-and-psychoanalysis-elkins

James Elkins explores the concept of figure ground from various perspectives.  I contrast the concet of figure ground in art with the role of trace in science/history and other evidence based discipline.

Spur: Spurenlesen als Orientierungstechnik und Wissenskunst

Spur: Spurenlesen als Orientierungstechnik und Wissenskunst

Ist das Spurenlesen archaischer Restbestand eines ›wilden Wissens‹ oder läßt es sich in allen entfalteten Zeichen-, Erkenntnis- und Interpretationstechniken aufspüren? Wie kann das Spurenlesen vom Textlesen und vom Interpretieren sprachlicher und bildlicher Zeichen abgegrenzt werden? Bilden Spuren die Nahtstelle der Entstehung von Sinn aus Nichtsinn? Verbinden sie unsere Zeichenpraktiken mit der Dinghaftigkeit, Körperlichkeit und Materialität der Welt? Werden Spuren entdeckt oder werden sie im Akt des Spurenlesens überhaupt erst hervorgebracht? Das sind Fragen, auf die der Band Antworten sucht. Seine Leitidee ist, daß das Spurenlesen eine Orientierungstechnik und eine Wissenskunst verkörpert, die nicht nur in der Philosophie und den Geisteswissenschaften, sondern auch in den Naturwissenschaften wirksam wird

  • Verlag: Suhrkamp Verlag; Auflage: Originalausgabe (28. Mai 2007)
  • Sprache: Deutsch
  • ISBN-10: 351829430X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3518294307

Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts

Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts 

 This is the first book-length study that examines Celan´s impact on visual culture. Exploring poetry´s relation to film, painting and architecture, this study tracks the transformation of Celan in postwar German culture and shows the extent to which his poetics accompany the country´s memory politics after the Holocaust. First study of the transmission of Paul Celan’s lyric poetry to the visual arts Consideration of the reception of Celan through film, painting and architecture Fundamental analysis of the importance of Celan for the ways of remembrance in Germany following the Holocaust

Product details

  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: de Gruyter (20 Aug. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3110191350
  • ISBN-13: 978-3110191356