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Sonic Matter: The Material Cut-ups of Christian Marclay

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...When we listen to music, we are usually confronted with two fundamental possibilities: we are either enjoying a live performance or we are listening to a recording, a reproduction. The live performance itself is always highly volatile...

Borderline: Nauman’s Balls and Acconci’s Shoot

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Understanding Media. The Extensions of Man Marshall McLuhan utilized the myth of love-struck Narcissus yearning for his own image mirrored on the water surface in order to describe the double effect of media—in this case a mirrored...

Media Disenchantments

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...As a media artist, I am combining visual and auditory experiences. I am interested in the relation of image and sound. Knowing that no such relation exists—two separate senses are addressed that function independently—does not make...

“Local Color”: Light in Faulkner

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Unidentified participant: Sir, I’ve been told that the title of Light in August came from a colloquialism for the completion of a pregnancy. Is that true?William Faulkner: No, I used it because in my country in August there’s a—a—a peculiar...

The Romantic Readymade: Toward a Material Vitalism of Contemporary Art

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The relationship between matter and thought, nature and reason, or body and mind is a perennial philosophical conundrum that continues to animate contemporary debates, not least those around art. The shared conundrum is whether and how...

Between Print Matter and Page Matter: The Codex Platform as Medial Support

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...What matters in reading the so-called substance of a page, at least in bound form, depends on a substrate of materiality often unrelated (though necessary) to it. An entire genre of conceptual art takes this as its premise and its...

Figure|Ground: Stills from the Films of Bill Morrison

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...[all images courtesy of bill morrison–hypnotic pictures...

Matter that Images: Bill Morrison’s Decasia

Bernd Herzogenrath

Bernd Herzogenrath is Professor of American Studies at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The year 1995 was an important year for film and media studies in at least two respects. The year when “the cinema” celebrated its 100th anniversary, Sony, Philips, Toshiba, and Time Warner agreed on a standard for a data carrier, formerly...

The Media Boundary Objects Concept: Theorizing Film and Media

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...This chapter critically explores the recent trends to include theoretical frameworks from science and technology studies to film and media theory. In this context, the concept of material semiotics, an approach that enhances the semiotic...

Brain Matter and New Phrenologies: Challenging Brains with Melancholy and Vice Versa

media|matter : the materiality of media|matter as medium

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chuck Palahniuk’s short story Zombie, young brains flicker and expire. Promising students of American high schools combust under the pressure to succeed and make life-altering decisions: they obtain their school infirmaries...