Courting Dissolution

Adumbration, Alterity, and the Dislocation of Sacrifice from Space to Image

Michael Lent

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Courting Dissolution

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Pub Date: July 2017

ISBN: 9783837635744

210 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $110.00

Courting Dissolution

Adumbration, Alterity, and the Dislocation of Sacrifice from Space to Image

Michael Lent

Transcript-Verlag

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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.

About the Author

Michael Lent is head of fine art at the University of Teesside, UK. As an artist, researcher, and academic working with visual and textual media, he investigates non-productive expenditure in art and culture and specifically how these ideas relate to space.