Intersubjectivity: Language and Misunderstanding

Intersubjectivity: Language and Misunderstanding

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Overview

Intersubjectivity , a two-volume collection of essays, is concerned with a new account of our ideas of what subjects are, and what it means for them to meet. The project explores these concepts in the context of the interaction of non-sentient beings, attempting to move beyond anthropomorphic theories of objectivity and materiality, as well as subjects whose boundaries resist definition. Intersubjectivity takes up the complementary problems of nondiscursive language and nonlinguistic discourse, in an attempt to locate the distinctions and respective abilities of philosophy as a particular kind of art and art as a particular kind of philosophy.

The first volume, Language and Misunderstanding , addresses concretism and its discontents. The essays and performance texts herein argue for an expanded consideration of concretism in contemporary practices oriented toward the embodiment of language, in works that challenge the privileging of the body of the word over the body of the artist. Thus Cory Arcangel, Fia Backström, Erica Baum, Paul Chan, Jimmie Durham, and Hito Steyerl all contribute works that in different ways insist on the somatic nature of writing; Andrew Durbin, and Ariane Müller, and Vincent Romagny address the drift of meaning across material; Lucy Ives, Daniel Grún, and the Young Girl Reading Group are skeptical of dogmas of authorship and identity; Alain Badiou asks when modern art will end; and Abraham Adams polemicizes against the loss of the body in the concrete work. With an introduction by Lou Cantor.

Contributors
Abraham Adams, Cory Arcangel, Fia Backström, Alain Badiou, Erica Baum, Xu Bing, Lou Cantor, Paul Chan, Andrew Durbin, Jimmie Durham, Daniel Grún, Lucy Ives, Jenny Jaskey, William Kherbek, Nicky Marsh, Julia Moritz & YGRG, Ariane Müller, Vincent Romagny, Hito Steyerl

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783956791994
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Series: Sternberg Press
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lou Cantor is a Berlin-based artists' collective founded in 2011.

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