On Desire

Positions of Time-Based and Immersive Arts

Edited by Bernd Kracke and Marc Ries

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On Desire

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Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9783837642858

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $30.00

On Desire

Positions of Time-Based and Immersive Arts

Edited by Bernd Kracke and Marc Ries

Transcript-Verlag

Desire indicates phenomena that are implicated in a productive ambiguity. These phenomena associate basic elements of human coexistence while also referencing complex social processes and institutions. With today's new media we experience an assemblage of desire that maps out new relationships to the social body, to sexuality and gender questions, to ownership, and to the production, perception, and appropriation of moving images. This bilingual book brings together a broad spectrum of international positions relating to the time-based, immersive arts presented at the third B3 – the Biennial of the Moving Image Frankfurt/Main 2017 – which focuses on desire in the contemporary world. An extensive essay by Marc Ries develops a theoretical framework relating the moving image to desire. Contributions by Candice Breitz, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Jonas Mekas, Larissa Sansour, Igor Simic, and Frederico Solmi.

About the Author

Bernd Kracke is professor of electronic media at the University of Art and Design (HfG) Offenbach and its president since 2006.

Marc Ries is professor of sociology and media theory at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach.