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Vol. 97 - 2015


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Kilian Rüthemann

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Chuan-Lun Wu

Editorial:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Absolute Otherness: On Markus Döbeli’s Paintings

  • Author: Ory Dessau
  • Section: Miscellaneous/Varia

“Sound Speed Marker”: Hubbard/Birchler’s Latest Trilogy

  • Author: Konrad Bitterli
  • Section: Les Infos du Paradis

Andrea Büttner’s Little Queer Things

  • Author: Julia Bryan-Wilson
  • Artist: Andrea Büttner
  • Section: Collaboration

Andrea Büttner’s Aesthetics

  • Author: Christoph Menke
  • Artist: Andrea Büttner
  • Section: Collaboration

Andrea Büttner: The Woodcut Revisited

  • Author: Aram Moshayedi
  • Artist: Andrea Büttner
  • Section: Collaboration

The Berlin Wall

  • Author: Tom McDonough
  • Artist: Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • Section: Collaboration

Intercontinental Missive

  • Author: Doryun Chong
  • Artist: Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • Section: Collaboration

Outside, But Very Close, War Rages

  • Author: Aline Hernández
  • Artist: Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • Section: Collaboration

Cargo, Kago, and Culture

  • Author: Joshua A. Bell
  • Artist: Camille Henrot
  • Section: Collaboration

The Absent Center: Camille Henrot’s Films Between Postcolonialism and Digital Positivism

  • Author: Diedrich Diederichsen
  • Artist: Camille Henrot
  • Section: Collaboration

Screen Capture

  • Author: D. Graham Burnett
  • Artist: Camille Henrot
  • Section: Collaboration

After Effects

  • Author: Ed Halter
  • Artist: Hito Steyerl
  • Section: Collaboration

Skimming Her

  • Author: Brian Droitcour
  • Artist: Hito Steyerl
  • Section: Collaboration

Living Image / Feeling Dead: Hito Steyerl in Hito Steyerl

  • Author: Linda Stupart
  • Artist: Hito Steyerl
  • Section: Collaboration
  • Photography in the Expanded Field (Balkon)

    • Author: Mark Welzel

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Introduction

Wide-ranging dimensions are covered in this volume of Parkett not only geographically but also anthropologically. The contributions move with astonishing ease between macro and micro dimensions and between the extremes of the hyper-digital and the archaic-analog. In this respect, they revisit the kind of universalism, all but forgotten in recent decades, that has a frequently anthropological approach. In the work of Andrea Büttner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Camille Henrot, and Hito Steyerl, we find not only variations on the narrative of creation but also exemplary reviews of everyday culture in a hearty and densely interrelated mélange of people, animals, objects, plants, and minerals.

What begins on our cover as a striking kaleidoscope of feline and human eyes—it is a filmstill from Camille Henrot’s LA GROSSE FATIGUE (2013)—is followed inside the magazine by images that are all the more wondrous for their appearance of normality. In her audaciously frivolous project of illustrating Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Andrea Büttner deliberately provokes a clash between image and text, for that philosophical monument is, in fact, intrinsically “visual.” The polarization of the social classes and their specific “experience of objects” is Abraham Cruzvillegas’ point of departure for his installations while the object in Hito Steyerl’s work is the artist herself: vanishing point of an abandoned subject as the consequence of an economically globalized HD reality. Also in this issue an insert by Kilian Rüthemann.

(from the editorial by Bice Curiger, Editor-in-Chief)