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Category Archives: Spatiality & temporality

Thoughts about Space and Culture (3)

Space Social spatialization is, following the same Tardean logic, a specific form of repetition, namely that of ‘imitation’. It is through imitation that spatiality becomes possible as existent. Imitation is easily observed in terms of materiality, which, for example through acts of building, planning and even architectural conceptualization, become necessary preconditions for a space to […]

What we’re reading: TAKE Space (Issue 4.2)

A Kahnawake ironworker atop a column in New York City in the 1960s [photo credit: KANIEN’KEHAKA ONKWAWENNA RAOTITIOHKWA CULTURAL CENTER] TAKE‘s Space issue (May 2010) considers the spatialities of digital and lived environments. Videoconferencing collapses geography and shifts social spaces from offices to screens, making one more aware than ever before of the different layers […]

Plane of Immanence, Line of Flight

Fiona Banner: Harrier and Jaguar 2010 Tate Britain Duveens Commission Angular planes fragment the solidity of space…  Brought down to Earth, the jet becomes a discarded plaything, a child’s toy which nonetheless suggests something of the libido of technology and war. – Rob

Lively/Lived Space: Salzburg and L’vivly Space

Eastern Europe’s cities are an education in different regimes of public space. Within the spatialisation Lefebvre describes as modernist, rationalized ‘Abstract Space’ public areas of cities are reduced to their function, utility and managed in terms of maximizing value within an overarching vision of land as a commodity to be bought and sold. Although utility […]

Book Review: A Construção do Lugar pela Arte Contemporânea

Marta Traquino, A Construção do Lugar pela Arte Contemporânea [The Construction of Place in Contemporary Art]. 2010. Ribeirão, Portugal: Húmus Editions. 172 pp. ISBN: 9789898139320 Reviewed by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Department of Sociology, University of Trento (IT) “Marching Piece” performance by George Maciunas. Flux Snow Event, New Marlborough (Massachusetts), 1977. Contemporary artworks have addressed space […]