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Embodied Fantasies: From Awe to Artifice

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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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Contributors Suzanne Anker is a visual artist and theorist working at the nexus of art and the biological sciences. Her work has been shown both nation- ally and internationally in museums and galleries including the Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Phillips Collection, P.S.1 Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Ja- pan and the Mediznhistoriches Museum der Charite in Berlin. Her seminal text The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (co-authored with the late Dorothy Nelkin) was published in 2004 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. She is the Chair of the Fine Arts Department of School of Visual Arts in New York since 2005. Alex Arteaga Artist, head of the Auditory Architecture Research Unit and visiting professor in the Master’s program for Sound Studies (Ber- lin University of the Arts), and research fellow at the Collegium for Advanced Study of Picture Act and Embodiment (Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin). His research focuses on artistic practice as phe- nomenological practice and on the aesthetic production of knowledge in the framework of embodied theories. His recent publications and projects include: “Sensuous Framing. Grundzüge einer Strategie zur Konzeption und Verwircklichung von Rahmenbedingungen des Wahrnehmens” (Berlin 2011); Die Lebendigkeit des Bildes. Ansätze einer enaktivistischen Begründung, in: H. Bredekamp and J. M. Krois: Sehen und Handeln. (Berlin 2011); Das Primat des Prozesses. XX Fragmente über radikale Verkörperung und ihre Erschließung durch eine bildschaffende Strategie, in: U. Feist and M. Rath: Et...

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