Art and Ventriloquism
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
In his intriguing new book, David Goldblatt examines what he calls "the complex logic of ventriloquism" and its relationship with art, philosophy and the artistic process. In the conversational exchange between ventriloquist and dummy, Goldblatt recognizes a speaking in other voices, illusion without deception, talking to oneself, effacing oneself as speaker, being beside oneself - the ancient Greek notion of Ecstasisi - and the animation of inanimate objects as an unabashed anthropomorphism. Like ventriloqual dummies, artworks take on personalities, characters of their own, often saying what the artist herself would or could not say in voices distinct from her (our) daily modes of More...
|Bergen and McCarthy: the logic of an act|
|Nietzsche and ventriloquism|
|Self-spacing: Foucault's ventriloqual tendencies|
|Socratic ventriloquism: theatricality and the voice of logos|
|The dislocation of the architectural self|
|Self-plagiarism: the ecstatic recycling of the artist's voice|
|Cavellian conversation and the life of art|
|Epilogue: two ventriloqual paintings|
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