On 8/9/09 12:30 PM, "Julie Kirkpatrick" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> From: Curating digital art - www.crumbweb.org on behalf of Gere, Charlie
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> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] September 2009: update and "Real-Time:
> Showing Art in the Age of New Media"
> An insomniac footnote to the thought below
> When I wrote about an ontological mirror Lacan was obviously lurking
> somewhere. Perhaps what I meant was that the stable object offers an ideal
> phantasmatic image of a complete, integrated body as in the 'mirror stage',
> whereas works that change in time or space seem to be closer to the pre-mirror
> stage 'fragmented body' or 'corps morcele'
> To connect this, briefly, to John's post, Zizek has written about the relation
> between Lacan and Quantum Physics
>> "In the gallery it presents a kind of ontological mirror reflecting
>> back and stabilising our own sense of self in its apparent stability
>> and autonomy... By contrast time-based art, interactive art, and all
>> art involving some form of interaction over time tend to do the
>> opposite. Perhaps this may be a partial explanation of the continued
>> resistance to such work in mainstream institutions."