The War Of Appearances

J. Brouwer, E.a. Eds

Publisher V2_

ISBN 9789080179387

Idea Code 17020

Produced and designed by Joke Brouwer of the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, this book presents new essays by nine contributors, among them Paul Frissen, Graham Harman, Luciana Parisi, Lars Spuybroek, and McKenzie Wark, plus artworks by Paolo Cirio, Wim Delvoye, Tomás Saraceno, and Diana Scherer. Two strategies (opacity and radiance) are developed against the Enlightenment ideal of transparency, since transformed into a global state of mediation and automation. Although they initially appear to be diametrically opposed, the strategies soon begin to overlap, together evolving into a kind of spook-phenomenology that opens up new ways of thinking and seeing.

212 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English


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