Various Writings: Chapter 1 (Research Catalogue Exposition published in RUUKKU)

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID:, Christoforidou, Maria and Star, Dion (2018) Various Writings: Chapter 1 (Research Catalogue Exposition published in RUUKKU). RUUKKU: Studies in Artistic Research, 8. ISSN 2341-9687

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Abstract / Summary

There are rumours that writing will cease, books will die, the digital eye will take over. Standing at the edge of this precipice we look away from these preoccupations. Instead we look back, investigating the act of writing through systematic consideration, attempting to disregard all preconceptions. This exposition focuses on the gestural and uses Vilém Flusser’s concept of ‘pseudo writing’, to analyse the interaction between the physical actions and the technologies of writing.

The first act of Various Writings’ was a response to Vilém Flusser’s text The Gesture of Writing. This text radicalised our ideas on what constitutes research and thematised the conditions of sharing in ‘other’ terms. Flusser meticulously disassembles the act of writing. We follow in his footsteps, using personal mythologies, Oulipian constraints / translations, taxonomies and non-verbal conversations as implements to excavate relics of writing. We collect codes, tools, surfaces; test writing against various technologies and translate it into movements, attitudes and objects.

Item Type: Article
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ISSN: 2341-9687
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Artefact
Communication > Media > Digital Media
Technology > Digital Works
Arts > Graphic Arts
Communication > Graphic Design
Arts > Historical
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Communication > Media
Arts > Fine Art
Philosophy & Psychology
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Communication > Graphic Design
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Depositing User: Lizzie Ridout
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 13:32
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:28


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