Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental by Paolo Magagnoli

By Paolo Magagnoli

This well timed quantity discusses the experimental documentary tasks of a few of the main major artists operating on this planet this day: Hito Steyerl, Joachim Koester, Tacita Dean, Matthew Buckingham, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead, and Anri Sala. Their motion pictures, video clips, and photographic sequence handle failed utopian experiments and counter-hegemonic social practices.

This research illustrates the political importance of those inventive practices and severely contributes to the controversy at the stipulations of utopian pondering in late-capitalist society, arguing that modern artists' curiosity long ago is the results of a shift in the temporal association of the utopian mind's eye from its futuristic pole towards remembrance. The publication as a result offers one of many first severe examinations of the new flip towards documentary within the box of latest artwork.

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In the present case, however, while I am prevented from looking at any screen but my own I can imagine being able to look at another's screen; I can imagine getting free of my bonds and looking over someone else's shoulder at his picture. Thus when it is the case that I cannot see another's screen I can give an intelligible description of what it is that I cannot do. Now this is precisely what is ruled out when we come to talk about perception on the TV analogy. When we try to apply the analogy to perception we are led to say that we cannot have another man's perceptions, thoughts, feelings, etc.

83. EMOTION 39 when no rigorous distinctions are made in everyday life where these concepts have their home. Ryle argues against James and others that motives and moods are neither sensations nor feelings. He objects to thinking of motives as private and inaccessible causes of behavior and points out that when a person is in a mood which lasts for some time he need not be experiencing some sensation or feeling at any particular moment. Ryle suggests, rather, that motives and moods be understood as tendencies or dispositions to behave in certain ways and to experience certain feelings under appropriate conditions.

Page references are to the latter volume. 10 11 EMOTION cular emotion are not continually present. Bedford claims that emotion words are used to explain behavior although not by correlating the behavior with a unique feeling nor by correlating it with the rest of a man's behavior as Ryle had thought. According to Bedford emotion words explain in essentially two ways. (1) They explain by placing the action in a social context. To explain an action as being from, say, jealousy, is to presuppose certain social relationships and is to make the action intelligible with respect to those relationships.

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