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Summary | 32 Annotations
rise of statistics.
2019/10/24 22:31
The traditional work of art is experienced mainly through distanced contemplation.
2019/10/24 22:32
In contrast, modern cultural forms such as photographs, TV shows and film do not lend themselves to contemplation. They are imperative, challenging and agitating the viewer, putting up signposts.
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distraction became an alternative to contemplation.
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Distraction is fundamentally social. It replaces the viewer’s thoughts by moving images, stopping the viewer from thinking.
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contemplation is a kind of domination by the author: the work of art absorbs the audience.
2019/10/24 22:33
distraction involves the audience absorbing the work of art. Reception of art now normally happens in a state of distraction, especially in the case of film. ‘The public is an examiner, but an absent-minded one’.
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their insertion in a tradition
2019/10/24 22:34
It loses the continuity of its presentation and appreciation.
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The autonomy of art is also lost.
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this loss of tradition brings the work of art into the distinct life-situation of the reader, viewer or listene
2019/10/24 22:35
brought into new combinations by the reader.
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different reconstructions
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Responses to art are also increasingly collective – as in audience responses
2019/10/24 22:36
the individual reaction is produced or compounded by the reaction of the entire audience.
2019/10/24 22:36
speeding-up and close-ups.
2019/10/24 22:37
film meets the need which Dadaism tried to create by earlier, inadequate means
2019/10/24 22:37
unpredictability in creativit
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tactile or actively
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lived appreciation of art
2019/10/24 22:39
art should be participatory and interactive,
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habit
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This dual process of destroying and renewing meanings is the flip-side of the crisis and renewal of humanity
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positive aspect
2019/10/24 22:40
e reality, appearing as credibly real, is paradoxically only the effect of extensive artifice. Yet it appe
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redible only from the exact angle at which they are shot.
2019/10/24 22:41
unbelievable.
2019/10/24 22:42
equipment-free realit
2019/10/24 22:50
Art is to be reconstructed as something to be used, recomposed, combined rhizomatically, as a montage.
2019/10/24 22:52
The loss of distance between meaning and its deployment in immediate propaganda may produce a flattened world in which revolutionary possibilities become invisible. If the audience absorbs the work of art, but the audience is itself trapped in mythologies and alienated subjectivity, then the revolutionary power of art is truncated
2019/10/24 22:53
ritual aspects of art.
2019/10/24 22:54
generalised anxiety, and a death of private reflection
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