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The Resource Alien agency : experimental encounters with art in the making, Chris Salter

Alien agency : experimental encounters with art in the making, Chris Salter

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Alien agency : experimental encounters with art in the making
Title
Alien agency
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experimental encounters with art in the making
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Chris Salter
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Alien Agency, Chris Salter tells three stories of art in the making. Salter examines three works in which the materials of art--the "stuff of the world"--Behave and perform in ways beyond the creator's intent, becoming unknown, surprising, alien. Studying these works--all three deeply embroiled in and enabled by science and technology--allows him to focus on practice through the experiential and affective elements of creation. Drawing on extensive ethnographic observation and on his own experience as an artist, Salter investigates how researcher-creators organize the conditions for these experimental, performative assemblages--assemblages that sidestep dichotomies between subjects and objects, human and nonhuman, mind and body, knowing and experiencing. Salter reports on the sound artists Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger (O+A) and their efforts to capture and then project unnoticed urban sounds; tracks the multi-year project TEMA (Tissue Engineered Muscle Actuators) at the art research lab SymbioticA and its construction of a hybrid "semi-living" machine from specially grown mouse muscle cells; and describes a research-creation project (which he himself initiated) that uses light, vibration, sound, smell, and other sensory stimuli to enable audiences to experience other cultures' "ways of sensing." Combining theory, diary, history, and ethnography, Salter also explores a broader question: How do new things emerge into the world and what do they do?"--Publisher's description
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BD418.8
LC item number
.S25 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Alien agency : experimental encounters with art in the making, Chris Salter
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-295) and index
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24 cm
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Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780262028462
Lccn
2014021817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)885982875

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