Unique agents in art to activate new attentional forms since 20th century as media archaeology

In his works, Bernard Stiegler proposed the bifurcations of every kind as an act to resist the broad production in economic and political rationality induced by digital grammatization (i.e. the process of recording, reproducing, discretising and spatialising the mental temporal flows of people), that limits imaginations.  Stiegler named works of art as one of the …

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A poetic memory-scape composed by Chou Tung-Yen with decorporealized bodies in expanded cinema

Dec 2016 Inspired by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s work Nocturne of the Emptied Space, Chou Tung-yen began a three year journey with his team to experiment and stretch the possibilities of space, memory and performance with technology. The first edition of performance piece Emptied Memories was shown in 2011, then performed in in Taiwan and China from …

Time in Bill Viola and Yuan Goangming’s works

Apr 2016 Baker suggested, ‘technology is both temporal and temporalizing, as it manifest as a process that occurs over time, which simultaneously creates temporal experiences.’ (Baker, p.37)     This paper looks at the practices of two media artists - Bill Viola and Yuan Goangming.  Their works are different in terms of context, technique, subject matter, …

Foucault’s power theories in contemporary art

Nov 2012 This paper discusses Foucault’s theories about power and works from contemporary artist Barbara Kruger are used to discuss the related issues. Michel Foucault, a French philosopher, has made substantial discussions about power and its structure.  Many theorists and artists were influenced by his discourse; some believed his analysis provides answers for achieving equality.  …

Gillick’s art suggests alternatives for the ideology of the built world 

Nov 2012 Liam Gillick, the Turner Prize nominee of 2002, creates artworks in different medium including objects, installations, and writings.  In his relational works, Gillick operates within existing structures and develops the audiences’ association to architectures and the built world in the society – the symbols of civilization.  Through the redefinition of structure and space …