No Medium (MIT Press)

In No Medium, Craig Dworkin appears at works which are clean, erased, transparent, or silent, writing severely and substantively approximately works for which there would appear to be not just not anything to work out yet not anything to assert. tested heavily, those ostensibly contentless artworks, literature, and tune element to a brand new figuring out of media and the boundaries of the inventive item. Dworkin considers works predicated on clean sheets of paper, from a fictional selection of poems in Jean Cocteau's Orphée to the particular booklet of a ream of typing paper as a e-book of poetry; he compares Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning Drawing to the artist Nick Thurston's erased reproduction of Maurice Blanchot's The house of Literature (in which purely Thurston's marginalia have been visible); and he scrutinizes the sexual politics of photographic illustration and the consequences of obscured or obliterated topics of images. Reexamining the well-known case of John Cage's 4'33", Dworkin hyperlinks Cage's composition to Rauschenberg's White Paintings, Ken Friedman's Zen for Record (and Nam June Paik's Zen for Film), and different works, providing additionally a "guide to extra listening" that surveys greater than a hundred rankings and recordings of "silent" track. Dworkin argues that we should always comprehend media no longer as clean, base issues yet as social occasions, and that there's no medium, understood in isolation, yet purely and consistently a plurality of media: interpretive actions happening in socially inscribed space.

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Guillem de Peiteus, in Robert Kehew, ed. , Lark within the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours (Chicago: college of Chicago Press, 2005), 24. 2 Cenography 1. Blanchot’s L’Espace littéraire (Paris: Gallimard, 1955) was once translated into English because the area of Literature via Ann Smock (Lincoln: college of Nebraska Press, 1982); Thurston’s textual content relies in this translation. 2. examining the get rid of of Literature (York: details As fabric, 2006) is determined in a electronic ITC Garamond, designed by way of Tony Stan within the Seventies, whereas the distance of Literature is decided in Garamond #3, a face drawn for the Linotype corporation within the Nineteen Twenties.

3rd be aware: one other walkie-talkie (no input). either one of the hand held walkie-talkies are installed transmit mode and moved over the recorder, generating interference that may be manipulated with gestural sweeps. final note: clever and humorous and it’s received a beat. Jarrod Fowler: 70'00"/17 (limited variation CD-R, JMF 002, 2004). A precision stopwatch with out that frustrating ticking noise nagging at you constantly—or any noise in any respect, for that matter—Fowler’s disc is a template with which the compact-disc participant services only as a clock, with none sonic interpreting.

Feture, from O. Fr. faiture “fashion, form, form,” from L. facura “a formation,” from facere), the ghostly, ghastly effaced figures in those pictures are depersonalized: prosopopoeia of the disenfranchised and nameless; person people objectified as their our bodies are fetishized (Port. feitiço, “charm, sorcery” from feitiço “made by means of artwork, synthetic, skillfully contrived,” from O. Fr. faitis, L. facticius, from facere). 7 within the bookselling alternate, facetiae is a synonym for pornography. yet audience, whereas they ought rightly to be fazed through the sexual politics of the recurrent defacements in Židlický’s oeuvre, shouldn't be too fast to make facile judgments approximately ethics.

19. Levinas, Totalité, 21 / Totality 50–51. 20. Jill Robbins, Altered examining: Levinas and Literature (Chicago: college of Chicago Press, 1999), 23. 21. Levinas, Totalité, 173 / Totality, 199. 22. Emmanuel Levinas, Difficile liberté (Paris: Albin Michael, 1976), 21; cf. Levinas, Totalité, forty-one; Robbins, Altered interpreting, eleven. As Françoise Mies issues out: “Le Littré précise que ‘autrui’ dérive d’alteri, c’est-à-dire d’alter au datif [The Littré specifies that “others” derives from altered, that's to claim adjust within the dative]” (Mies, De l’autre: essai de typologie [Namur: Presses Universitaires de Namur, 1994], 50).

Abish’s numbering was once probably no longer a strictly retrospective revision, because one suspects that “xenophile” didn't in simple terms occur to happen yet was once generated via the formal have to contain at the least 3 phrases starting with the letter x. the final precept, if now not a strict technique, remains to be indeterminate. 32. the surplus of annotators is famous, and the Reverend John Hodgson’s background of Northumberland, a seriously anecdoted “topographical enquiry” (v), is among the such a lot notorious. Chuck Zerby overstates the case significantly whilst he claims that a complete quantity is given over to a footnote at the Roman Wall, whereas Grafton downplays the margin during which Hodgson units the list for “the longest footnote in English” (Zerby, The Devil’s information: A background of Footnotes [Montpelier: Invisible towns, 2002]; see Anthony Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious heritage [Cambridge: Harvard college Press, 1997], 120); within the 3rd quantity of the second one a part of Hodgson’s historical past (edited by means of James Raine), the subtitle “Roman limitations in Britain” is by way of a footnote that runs for 264 pages.

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