The Centre Cannot Hold

Wood, David Murakami and Stankievech, Charles. The Centre Cannot Hold. Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Berlin, Germany: K. Verlag Press, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"A collection of textual fragments in the style of the Jena Romantics’ “Fragmente aus der Zukunft” is framed by two essays that trace the history of 20th-century military Early Warning Systems. Dr David Murakami Wood, Canada Research Chair in Surveillance Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Surveillance & Society, writes a detailed history of British wireless telegraphy outposts from his research in the National Archives. Charles Stankievech, through his fieldwork method, outlines the architectural shifts in Early Warning Systems starting with WWI sound paraboloids, through WWII cement bunkers, into Cold War geodesic radar domes. The bricolage of literary and theoretic fragments form a ruinous textual landscape for the flaneur to wander through, encountering fields as various as military documents, modernist poetry, science fiction, critical theory and scientific papers (...). " -- publisher's website

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections ; Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Wood, David Murakami (Author); Stankievech, Charles (Author)
Dossier: 410 - STANKIEVECH, CHARLES
Collation: [32] p. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9871553394075
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Berlin, Germany: K. Verlag Press
Artists: Stankievech, Charles
Event Title: Monuments As Ruin
Type: Exhibition
Location: Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, Ont.)
Dates: 10 Jan. - 12 Apr. 2015
Keywords: SURVEILLANCE; ART AND POLITICS; WORLD WAR II; ARCHIVES
Copyright Statement: Agnes Etherington Art Centre ; K. Verlag Press ; respective authors
Notes:

Includes biographical notes.
Includes bibliographical references.

Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 18:01
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 19:05
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/26442
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