Systems

Bateson, Gregory and Bateson, Mary Catherine and Bourdieu, Pierre and Burnham, Jack and Cox, Geoff and Crutchfield, James P. and Groys, Boris and Halsall, Francis and Haque, Usman and Hayles, Katherine N. and Jones, Caroline A. and Jones, Stephen and Katti, Christian. Systems. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; London, England: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"In the late 1950s, experiments such as the cybernetic sculptures of Nicolas Schöffer or the programmatic music compositions of John Cage and Iannis Xenakis transposed systems theory from the sciences to the arts. By the 1960s, artists as diverse as Roy Ascott, Hans Haacke, Robert Morris, Sonia Sheridan, and Stephen Willats were breaking with accepted aesthetics to embrace open systems that emphasized organism over mechanism, dynamic processes of interaction among elements, and the observer’s role as an inextricable part of the system. Jack Burnham’s 1968 Artforum essay “Systems Aesthetics” and his 1970 “Software” exhibition marked the high point of systems-based art until its resurgence in the changed conditions of the twenty-first century." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Shanken, Edward A. (Editor); Bateson, Gregory (Author); Bateson, Mary Catherine (Author); Bourdieu, Pierre (Author); Burnham, Jack (Author); Cox, Geoff (Author); Crutchfield, James P. (Author); Groys, Boris (Author); Halsall, Francis (Author); Haque, Usman (Author); Hayles, Katherine N. (Author); Jones, Caroline A. (Author); Jones, Stephen (Author); Katti, Christian (Author); Latour, Bruno; [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ART ET TECHNOLOGIE / ART AND TECHNOLOGY
Collation: 240 p. : 21 cm
ISBN: 9780854882380
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; London, England: Whitechapel Art Gallery
Artists: Ascott, Roy; Dunn, David; Eno, Brian; Grey, Michael Joaquin; Gillette, Frank; Haacke, Hans; Harrison, Newton; Harrison, Helen Mayer; Mignonneau, Laurent; Mohr, Manfred; Paik, Nam June; Reas, Casey; Rinaldo, Ken; Saraceno, Tomás; Sheridan, Sonia Landy; Sommerer, Christa; Vasulka, Woody And Steina; Weibel, Peter; Whitney, John; Whitney, James; Willats, Stephen; Xenakis, Iannis
Keywords: INFORMATION; SYSTEMS THEORY; CYBERNETICS; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Copyright Statement: Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Limited; the authors or the estates of the authors unless otherwise stated.
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Series Name: Documents of Contemporary Art
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 22:05
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 15:11
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/26632
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