Category Archives: Books and papers

Autonomy and media specificity

Introduction to Adorno

Historical Dialectics and the Autonomy of Art in Adorno’s Ästhetische Theorie

The Specificity of Media in the Arts

The Social Significance of Autonomous Art- Adorno and Bürger

Persistent Autonomy and Romanticism

On Medium Specificity And Discipline Crossovers In Modern Art

MEDIA ART – HYBRIDIZATION AND AUTONOMY

Automatism, Causality and Realism- Foundational Problems in the Philosophy of Photography

Aesthetic Autonomy- Tracing the K antian Legacy to Olafur Eliasson*

Walter Benjamin – references

1. Benjamin – What is Epic Theater 2nd 1939

1. In Odradek_s World Bare lIfe and HIstorIcal MaterIalIsm In Agamben and Benjamin

Understanding Brecht -Benjamin

1. What is epic theatre? (1) -Benjamin

1. Benjamin Reading Kafka On language as such and the language of Man – Benjamin

1. Franz Kafka

1. Body and Image Space Re-reading Walter Benjamin

1. Language-and-mimesis-in-Benjamin Aesthetics and Anaesthetics- Walter Benjamin’s Artwork Essay Reconsidered

1. The Configurations of Art, Media and Politics in Walter Benjamin’s Materialistic Aesthetics

1. Return of the Sign to the Body- Benjamin and Gesture in the Age of Retheatricalization

Gesture- Kafka’s means to silence

1. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

1. Surrealism- the Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia

 

 

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.