Tag Archives: Spectrality

Notes from train to Manchester 3

Automata themes

Kleist and automata – the dancer and naturalness.
The gesture and the dancer
Spectres and blending – photography enables this appearance.

Spectres and automata- the digital hybridity (half living, half dead). Absence and presence.

Motion capture, the trace and the animation of gesture. Reanimating, bringing back to life and

living with.

Spectral framework- animation as between being and absence. Temporal hybridity- time is out of joint.

Spinning heads (Derrida) – animation.
Spectrality and automata – a digital version of 19c photography?

Rhetoric of the image (phantasmagoria). Science versus superstition. Or Neoliberalism versus the spectres of Marx. What is the rhetoric in relation to Spectrality?

Combinatorics and creativity- conceptual blending. Combinatorics and digital hybridity. Re- animating.

Moving from 2D to 3D. 3D Photogrammetry and the cast.

Spectres of Marx : the state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the new international / Jacques Derrida

Specters of Marx : the state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the new international / Jacques Derrida; translated by Peggy Kamuf; with an introduction by Bernd Magnus and Stephen Cullenberg.

by Derrida, Jacques.

Publisher: New York ; Routledge, 1994.Description: xx,198 pages ; 24cm.ISBN: 0415910447; 0415910455

Specters of Marx is a major new book from the renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It represents his first important statement on Marx and his definitive entry into social and political philosophy. “Specter” is the first noun one reads in The Manifesto of the Communist Party. But that’s just the beginning. Once you start to notice them, there is no counting all the ghosts, spirits, specters and spooks that crowd Marx’s text. If they are to count for something, however, one must question the spectropoetics that Marx allowed to invade his discourse. In Specters of Marx, Derrida undertakes this task within the context of a critique of the new dogmatism and “new world order” that have proclaimed the death of Marxism and of Marx.

Entering the Frame: Cinema and History in the Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

Entering the Frame: Cinema and History in the Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi

  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften; 1st New edition edition (12 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3034301138
  • ISBN-13: 978-3034301138

Entering the Frame is the first complete study of the cinema of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, pioneers of archival and found-footage films that testify to war, genocide and colonialism in the twentieth century. It explores their early performance-based ‘scented films’ of the 1970s, before focusing on the historical films, such as From the Pole to the Equator, for which they are best known. The book analyses how Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi manipulate rare footage through re-photographing, hand-tinting and altering film speeds, to produce work of an other-worldly quality. Retrospectives of the films of Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi at the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2006) and at MoMA in New York (2009) have signalled international recognition at the highest level, as have appraisals by leading scholars of cinema such as Scott MacDonald and Raymond Bellour. Their work is unusual in attracting different audiences, and in relating art practices to wider ethical, historical and political issues. Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi have transformed old documentary footage into works that resonate in debates about postcolonialism as well as about the documentary form, the corporeality of the viewing experience and the metamorphoses of cinema. The volume includes a preface by the cultural historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University

Return to the postcolony : spectres of colonialsim in contemporary art

Return to the postcolony : specters of colonialsim in contemporary art / T.J. Demos 

by Demos, T. J 

Publisher: Berlin : Sternberg Press, [2013]Description: 174 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 3943365425; 9783943365429.


Introduction: Enter : the ghosts — Sven Augustijnen’s Spectropoetics — A colonial hauntology : Vincent Meessen’s Vita nova — Ghostly affect : Zarina Bhimji’s Yellow patch — The haunting : Renzo Martens’s Enjoy poverty — A postcolonial monstrum : the photographs of Pieter Hugo — Conclusion: Living with ghosts, justly.

Diagram of relations; human understanding, atmosphere, trace, spectrality, artistic practice

Shows how the more spatial concept of atmosphere can be related to time via concepts of spectrality and trace.

The spectralities reader : ghosts and haunting in contemporary cultural theory

The spectralities reader : ghosts and haunting in contemporary cultural theory / edited by María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren.

by Peeren, Esther [editor.]Blanco, María del Pilar [editor.].

Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.Description: xii, 569 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 144110559X; 1441138609; 9781441105592; 9781441138606.Other title: Ghosts and haunting in contemporary cultural theory.

Conceptualizing spectralities / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — The spectral turn / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — Spectrographies / Jacques Derrida and Bernard Stiegler — État présent: hauntology, spectres and phantoms / Colin Davis — from Introduction: The spectral turn / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock — Preface: On textual haunting / Julian Wolfreys — from The contemporary London Gothic and the limits of the “spectral turn” / Roger Luckhurst — Spectropolitics: ghosts of the global contemporary / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — from Her shape and his hand / Avery F. Gordon — from Life, sovereignty, and terror in the fiction of Amos Tutuola / Achille Mbembe — Spectral housing and urban cleansing: notes on Millennial Mumbai / Arjun Appadurai — from ( ) of Ghosts / Peter Hitchcock — The ghost in the machine: spectral media / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — To scan a ghost: the ontology of mediated vision / Tom Gunning — from Introduction to haunted media / Jeffrey Sconce — from Modes of avisuality: psychoanalysis — X-ray — cinema / Akira Mizuta Lippit — Preface: Radio phantasms, phantasmic radio / Allen S. Weiss — from Chair creaks, but no one sits there / David Toop — Spectral subjectivities: gender, sexuality, and race / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — from Ghostwriting / Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak — Queer spectrality: haunting the past / Carla Freccero — from Introduction: Raising the dead / Sharon Patricia Holland — from Indian ghosts and American subjects / Renée L. Bergland — Possessions: spectral places / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — Buried alive / Anthony Vidler — To give memory a place: contemporary Holocaust photography and the landscape tradition / Ulrich Baer — A geography of ghosts: the spectral landscapes of Mary Butts / David Matless — On the uses and disadvantages of living among specters / Giorgio Agamben — Haunted historiographies / María del Pilar Blanco and Esther Peeren — A history of Unrest / Judith Richardson — The other country: Mexico, the United States, and the gothic history of conquest / Jesse Aleman — Seeing ghosts: The turn of the screw and art history / Alexander Nemerov — Index.

Summary: “Ghosts, spirits, and specters have played important roles in narratives throughout history and across nations and cultures. A watershed moment for this area of study was the publication of Derrida’s Specters of Marx in 1993, marking the inauguration of a “spectral turn” in cultural criticism. Gathering together the most compelling texts of the past twenty years, the editors transform the field of spectral studies with this first ever reader, employing the ghost as an analytical and methodological tool. The Spectralities Reader takes ghosts and haunting on their own terms, as wide-ranging phenomena that are not conscripted to a single aesthetic genre or style. Divided into six thematically discreet sections, the reader covers issues of philosophy, politics, media, spatiality, subject formation (gender, race and sexuality), and historiography”