some research

I’ve been meaning to put together a nice post of the clear ideas I’ve been developing here at FAAP. The truth is that it’s been a bit of a time of catch-up for me. I’ve been thinking that it might be a good idea to add a dimension of theory to what I do and to the project that this blog chronicles. So I dove into some essential reading: Benjamin’s “Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, Krauss’s “Sculpture in the Expanded Field”, and am now onto Danto’s “The Transfiguration of the Commonplace”. Trying to understand what, if anything, these seminal essays have to say about my practice. I’ve been thinking about what Benjamin calls the “aura” of the non-mechanically reproduced work of art. Is it ever possible to give or return the photograph/film/etc its aura?

Also on my mind is Samuel Beckett‘s articulation of the impossibility of communication…

To be continued, of course.


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