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Conversion on the road to Damascus: minority report (1)

Conversion on the road to Damascus: minority report (1)

Golding, Johnny (2008) Conversion on the road to Damascus: minority report (1). In: Garnett, Robert and Hunt, Andrew, (eds.) Gest: Laboratory of Synthesis No. 1. BookWorks, London. ISBN ISBN 9781870699969

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Incisive and concentrated aphoristic journey from Hegelian dialectics through the Heideggarian turn, via Nietzsche's 'The Madman' and Godel's uncertainty principle. 'Conversion on the Road to Damascus: Minority Report' restages the political and with it, aesthetics, focussing on the problem of 'attraction', 'cohesion', ethics, aletheia. Filtered into the argument is Deleuze and Gauttari's 'Minority Report', and the way in which 'minor literatures' quietly defeat the homogeneity of the grand narrative. But in so doing, the old question of ethics slips into the frame: for if everything becomes 'slice' or 'relative' to the intensity of its minor attraction, how can one avoid bad faith, terror, and when can it be otherwise?

From the publication: Initiated by a series of events and discussions during the exhibition ‘Gest’ — at the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, this book Gest: Laboratory of Synthesis, includes a range of essays and interviews bringing together philosophers, artists, theorists and critics to discuss new approaches to art writing. It operates in the widening gap between the mainstream art magazine and the academic journal in order to create new conjunctions and productive disjunctions between theory and practice out of which new voices and new modes of art writing emerge.

Contributors include: Jennifer Allen, Eric Alliez, Devrim Bayar, Dan Fox, Rainer Ganahl, Johnny Golding, Peter Osborne, Anne Pontégnie, Nina Power, Ralph Rugoff, John Russell and Dirk Snauwaert.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: minority report, Deleuze and Guattari, ethics, epistemology, postmodernism, dialectics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Contemporary Media Arts & New Sciences Research Group
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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