Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics (Univocal)

Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics (Univocal)

By: Francois Laruelle (author), Drew S. Burk (translator)Paperback

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Twenty years after cultivating a new orientation for aesthetics via the concept of non-photography, Fran\u00e7ois Laruelle returns, having further developed his notion of a non-standard aesthetics. Published for the first time in a bilingual edition, Photo-Fiction, a Non-Standard Aesthetics expounds on Laruelle\u2019s current explorations into a photographic thinking as an alternative to the worn-out notions of aesthetics based on an assumed domination of philosophy over art. He proposes a new philosophical photo-fictional apparatus, or philo-fiction, that strives for a discursive mimesis of the photographic apparatus and the flash of the Real entailed in its process of image making. \u201cA bit like if an artisan, to use a Socratic example, instead of making a camera based off of diagrams found in manuals, on the contrary had as his or her project the designing of a completely new apparatus of philo-fiction, thus capable of producing not simply photos, but photo-fictions.\u201d One must enter into a space for seeing the vectorial and the imaginary number. Laruelle\u2019s philo-fictions become not art installations, but \u201ctheoretical installations\u201d calling for the consideration of the possibility of a non-standard aesthetics being of an equal or superior power to art and philosophy, an aesthetics in-the-last-instance that is itself an inventive and creative act of the most contemporary kind.

About Author

Francois Laruelle is professor emeritus at the University of Paris West Nanterre La Defence and the inventor of the science of philosophy, non-philosophy.

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  • ISBN13: 9781937561116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781937561116
  • ISBN10: 1937561119
  • translations: French

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