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Title: Rules of engagement : trope of estrangement : a relation between art and consumer object
Author: Marin, Livia
ISNI:       0000 0004 2736 0313
Awarding Body: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Current Institution: Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Date of Award: 2011
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This research explores the relationship between objects and subjects and asks to what extent objects are constituted through an act of subjective interpretation, and by which they enter into a circulation of meaning; or to what extent objects, as things, escape a full determination by this act of interpretation. Through the analysis of a variety of artistic practices (including my own artistic trajectory) and drawing on different philosophical traditions, I will argue that the object can neither be reduced to interpretation nor can it be theorized as ‘outside’ language. Conversely, I claim that, although linguistically mediated, the relation between object and subject is characterized by a space of ‘undecidability,’ which arises as a consequence of a partiality in the nature of the encounter between them. It is the nature of this partiality that I will address in this thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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