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exhibition opens 07 october 2005 and runs until 04 november 2005 the bookartbookshop 17 pitfield street london N1 6HB england
open 1:00pm - 7:00pm wednesday to friday and 1:00pm - 6:00pm saturday
for this project white has collected artists' monograph books and censored them. censoring consisted of blacking out every occurrence of name, artwork and likeness of the artist in each book. each book contains a certificate signed and numbered by white.
the artist removed from the book may become conspicuous by his/her absence. for example, a whole book about joseph beuys in which all instances of him have been removed may be more 'full' of joseph beuys than one left as it is. the viewer will be more attuned to the idea of 'joseph beuys' and recall images from memory to replace those censored in the book. the viewer will be made more aware of the artist/art because he/she/it is not there.
"Cybertypes" and "How we became Post-human" question the construction and re-construction of the technologically enabled self.
How are we being changed inherently via the technology that we embrace? While "Cybertypes"'s Nakamura problematizes the notion of an 'utopian' space of virtual equality, positing the stance that cultural and social stereotypes of race and gender continue to re-enact themselves on-line, Hayles in "Post-human" argues for the legitimacy and importance of situating our disembodied cyber-selves and information back into a/our material body.
As I type this and you read this, who am I communicating with? Are we connecting/connected through the words you see floating on the interface of your screen right now? Hello... who are you? Hello. Where am I?
"Literature,music, the passions, but also the experience of the visible world are-no less in the science of Lavoisier and Ampere-the exploration of an invisible and the disclosure of a universe of ideas. The difference is simply that this invisible, these ideas, unlike those of that of science,cannot be detached from the sensible appearences and be erected into a second positivity. The musical idea, the literary idea, the dialectic of love, and also the articulations of the light, the modes of exhibition of sound and of touch speak to us, have their logic, their coherence, their points of intersection, their concordances, and here also the appearences are the disguise of unknown 'forces' and 'laws'. But it is as though the secrecy wherein they lie and whence the literary expresssion draws them were their proper mode of existence. For these truths are not only hidden like a physical reality which we have not been able to discover, invisible in fact but which we will one day already see, provided that the screen that masks it is lifted. Here on the contrary, there is no vision without the screen; the ideas we are speaking of would not be better known to us if we had no body and no sensibility..."
"Is my body a thing, is it an idea? It is neither, being the measurement of the things. We therefore have to recognize an ideality that is not alien to the flesh that gives it its axes, its depth, its dimensions."
From "The Intertwining-The Chiasm"--THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE
50 years ago, a unique pornographic novel appeared in Paris. Published in both French and English, Story of O portrayed explicit scenes of bondage and violent penetration in spare elegant prose, the purity of writing making the novel seem reticent even as it dealt with demonic desire. with whips, masks and chains.The authors name, Pauline Reage, was a pseudonym and many people thought the book could only have been writen by a man. The writers true identity was only revealed 10 yrs ago when an impeccably dressed 86 yr old intellectual called Dominique Aury acknowledged that the fantasies of castles, masks and debauchery were hers. Try and get your girlfriend to read it -l>
$Prized examples from cities renowned for their sticker art, including San Francisco, New York, London, Tokyo and Amsterdam, alongside choice finds from locations off the beaten track, including Stockholm, Antwerp, Manchester, Paris, Reykjavik, Melbourne and Berlin:purchased>
An interesting read. Gets right into the minds of repulsive women, and helps you understand what makes them tick. The ticking is actually from woodworm - something I didn't know. If you ever wanted to find out more about repulsive women, but were too repulsed, this is the book for you. A word of caution though: the illustrations are disturbing. Also, avoid reading this book before bedtime. Or in enclosed spaces. It's better to have a good circulation of air around you. I read it with all the windows open standing on a chair, and that seemed OK, but I did feel quite faint even then. Recommended, cautiously.