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Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice


Edited By Suzanne Anker and Sabine Flach

Embodied Fantasies, a concept central to art history, theory and practice is concurrently a topic debated in the fields of the neuro- and cognitive sciences, philosophy and phenomenology.
This volume focuses on notions of embodiment as they relate to sexuality, aesthetics, epistemology, perception, and fantasy itself.
Approaches to modes of fantasies are explored beyond traditional conceptions to include complex thinking processes, subjectivity and inter-subjective experiences. What function do fantasies and their images possess in relation to art as a form of knowledge production?


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Introduction 7 Acknowledgements 15 1. Imagining Imagination C.S. MEIJNS What’s Imagining Got to Do with Images? 19 SUZANNE ANKER Bio-ethers and Luminous Ores: Welcome to Wonderland 33 RAÚL GÓMEZ VALVERDE BY SABINE FLACH Sometimes I Begin with a Title 49 2. Sensible Differences MIKA ELO (Dis) Synchronies of Vision and Touch 63 ESA KIRKKOPELTO What Does Imagination Look Like? Notes on the Schematism of the Modalities 73 SABINE FLACH Negotiation and Metamorphosis: Carsten Höller’s SOMA and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 83 DAWNA SCHULD Plato’s Shade: Embodying the Cave in Phenomenal Art 99 3. Thwarted Expectations GERHARD SCHARBERT Fantasias – Experimental Induced Psychosis and Modern Aesthetics in 19th Century France 115 ARTHUR I. MILLER Creative Processes within Fantasies: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung 125 6 Table of Contents GABRIELE BRANDSTETTER Fantasies of the Catastrophe: Embodiment and Kinaesthetic Awareness in the Performance-Installation of Naoko Tanaka’s “Die Scheinwerferin” 139 FRANK GILLETTE Patterns Which Connect: Embodied Fantasies 151 4. Places and Spaces BORIS GOESL Star Arts or Celestial Embodiments: Culturally Conventionalized Constellations and Ambiguous Artistic Asterisms in the Modern Projection Planetarium 159 MITCHELL JOACHIM The Necessity of All Scales: Planetary Design in the Age of Globality 177 MATHIAS KESSLER BY SABINE FLACH Staging Nature 187 ALEX ARTEAGA Fantasy in a Non-Given World? 195 MARGARETA HESSE BY SABINE FLACH Seeing Red 203 5. Pose and Expose ALEXANDER SCHWAN Body-Calligraphies: Dance as an Embodied Fantasy of Writing 217 SHELLEY RICE The Grass is Always Greener: Self-Portraiture in the Age of Facebook...

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