The Uncanny : Experiments in Cyborg Culture

Grenville, Bruce and Antliff, Allan and Randolph, Jeanne and Cutler, Randy Lee and Ueno, Toshiya and Hara, Makiko and Oda, Masanori. The Uncanny : Experiments in Cyborg Culture. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery; s.l.: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2001.

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Abstract (English)

This monograph/exhibition catalogue focuses on the idea and image of the cyborg (“a person whose physical abilities are augmented and extended by machine technology”), as it pertains to Freud’s notion of the “uncanny.” Historical and contemporary texts, images and objects trace the evolution of the cyborg figure in visual art, popular culture, science, literature, medicine and cultural theory. Topics discussed include: film (F. Lang’s “Metropolis”, Japanimation), psychological case studies (B. Bettelheim), early photography (E. Muybridge), specific artists’ works (from Picabia to Mariko Mori), the automaton, Techno-Orientalism and cyberfeminism. Biographical notes on authors and contributors. Circa 100 bibl. ref.

Types: Monographs ; Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Grenville, Bruce (Editor); Grenville, Bruce (Author); Antliff, Allan (Author); Randolph, Jeanne (Author); Bartels, Kathleen (Prefacer); Cutler, Randy Lee (Author); Ueno, Toshiya (Author); Hara, Makiko (Author); Oda, Masanori (Author)
Dossier: 353 - VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (Vancouver)
Collation: 279 p. : 76 ill. (23 col.) ; 26 x 20 cm
ISBN: 1551521164
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery; s.l.: Arsenal Pulp Press
Artists: Stelarc; Survival Research Laboratories; Hill, Gary; Bul, Lee; Levitt, Nina; Oursler, Tony; Jones, Ronald; Mori, Mariko; Yanobe, Kenji; Murakami, Takashi; Shomei, Tomatsu; Norimizu, Ameya; Kazuo, Umezo; Picasso, Pablo; Duchamp, Marcel
Critics / Curators / Historians: Grenville, Bruce
Art Organizations: Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 9 Feb. - 26 May 2002, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Keywords: CYBORG; UNCANNY, THE; HUMAN BODY; TECHNOLOGY; SEXUALITY; MACHINE; TECHNO-ORIENTALISM; JAPANIMATION; CYBERFEMINISM; AUTOMATON; SCIENCE; SCIENCE FICTION; LITERATURE; POPULAR CULTURE; MAILLARDET, HENRI; MUYBRIDGE, EADWEARD; HINE, LEWIS; METROPOLIS; ROBOCOP; SUPERFLAT; ASTRO BOY; PICABIA, FRANCIS; LÉGER, FERNAND; MANDET, J.; EPSTEIN, JACOB; WADSWORTH, EDWARD; LEWIS, WYNDHAM; LÉGER, FERNAND; CHAPLIN, CHARLIE; GOLDBERG, RUBE; NEUROMANCER; GHOST IN THE SHELL; NINTENDO POWER GLOVE
Notes:

Includes reprinted texts by S. Freud, B. Bettelheim, D. Haraway and W. Gibson.

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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:21
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/14941
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