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The Resource Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker

Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker

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
Author
Subject
Genre
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-Torres, Eduardo Kac, and Ann Hamilton, Blocker investigates the artists and spectators who look, the technologies they look with, and the forms of power and moral authority that permit their viewing
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blocker, Jane
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Subjectivity in art
  • Reality in art
  • Visual communication in art
  • Art, Modern
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art, Modern
  • Reality in art
  • Subjectivity in art
  • Visual communication in art
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Wirklichkeit
  • Subjektivität
  • Kunst
Label
Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Introduction: Imagery specialists -- I. History. 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 -- II. Technology. 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 -- III. Biopower. 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 -- Conclusion: A mysterious picture of God
Control code
ocn670430576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816668045
Lccn
2008029070
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbm0vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670430576
Label
Seeing witness : visuality and the ethics of testimony, Jane Blocker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Introduction: Imagery specialists -- I. History. 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 -- II. Technology. 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 -- III. Biopower. 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 -- Conclusion: A mysterious picture of God
Control code
ocn670430576
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 153 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816668045
Lccn
2008029070
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbm0vd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670430576

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