The Resource Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker, (electronic resource)

Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker, (electronic resource)

Label
Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony
Title
Seeing witness
Title remainder
visuality and the ethics of testimony
Statement of responsibility
Jane Blocker
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The act of bearing witness can reveal much, but what about the figure of the witness itself? As contemporary culture is increasingly dominated by surveillance, the witness--whether artist, historian, scientist, government official, or ordinary citizen--has become empowered in realms from art to politics. In Seeing Witness, Jane Blocker challenges the implicit authority of witnessing through the examination of a series of contemporary artworks, all of which make the act of witnessing visible, open to inspection and critique. Considering such artists as Marina Abramovi, James Luna, Felix Gonzalez-
Cataloging source
N$T
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Blocker, Jane
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8251.S55
LC item number
B55 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Subjectivity in art
  • Reality in art
  • Visual communication in art
  • Art, Modern
  • Fine Arts
  • ART
  • ART
  • Kunst
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Wirklichkeit
  • Subjektivität
  • Art, Modern
  • Reality in art
  • Subjectivity in art
  • Visual communication in art
Label
Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A promise always disappointing: the ethics of history in Ulay and Abramović's The lovers -- Peoples of memory: James Luna and the production of history -- Binding to another's wound: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Ross McElwee on weddings -- A cemetery of images: photography and witness in the work of Gilles Peress and Alfredo Jaar -- Machine memory: digital witness in Dumb Type's memorandum -- This being you must create: transgenics, witness, and selfhood in the work of Eduardo Kac and Christine Borland -- The shame of biological being: microbiology and theories of subjectivity in a project by Ann Hamilton and Ben Rubin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 153 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816668045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttbm0vd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670430576
  • (OCoLC)ocn670430576
Label
Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A promise always disappointing: the ethics of history in Ulay and Abramović's The lovers -- Peoples of memory: James Luna and the production of history -- Binding to another's wound: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Ross McElwee on weddings -- A cemetery of images: photography and witness in the work of Gilles Peress and Alfredo Jaar -- Machine memory: digital witness in Dumb Type's memorandum -- This being you must create: transgenics, witness, and selfhood in the work of Eduardo Kac and Christine Borland -- The shame of biological being: microbiology and theories of subjectivity in a project by Ann Hamilton and Ben Rubin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 153 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780816668045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttbm0vd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670430576
  • (OCoLC)ocn670430576

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