Simulacra and the structure of the work of art

Boyer, Jane L. (2019) Simulacra and the structure of the work of art. Journal of Arts Writing by Students, 5 (1). pp. 65-78. ISSN 2055-2831

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The concept of simulacra, with a propensity to diverge into in-betweenness, is a complex notion at the best of times. A dualistic structure of communication made up of signifier and signified that always produces a floating signifier, links simulacra with experience as an active agent of change. A story of divergence in an artwork can simultaneously affect the communication of it, even given no apparent narrative. This article then identifies three ways the simulacrum effects the communication of a work of art in artist-curator practice through the Deleuzian concept of simulacra, as a living recurrence of difference.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gilles Deleuze, simulacra, experience, floating signifier, Platonic overthrow, rule of convergence, artist-curator practice
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 08:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:55

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