Cont. Art 8 - 1999-2004 This time marks the introduction of...

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1999-2004 • This time marks the introduction of new levels of stimuli in art. • Multi-screen projections, moving images and multi-channel installations have become the media of new art forms. • These entail new demands on the attention of the audience through sustained viewing coupled with listening and have made new uses of the museum and gallery setting. Joan Jonas “Lies in Sand” (video installation and performance) 2002
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• Thomas Hirschorn’s “Bataille Monument” created for the Documenta 11 exhibition in 2002 was indicative of a shift in artworld trends towards what could be considered a degree of disorder. • Constructed from miscellaneous materials such as packing tape and card board boxes it was a makeshift reference library for the writings of Georges Bataille located in a local neighborhood park a mile away from the museum. • Art as a tool to get to know the world
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• The performance/lecture of German artist John Bock took place in Kassel’s seventeenth-century Karlsaue. • His work is associated with Dadaism, the theatre of the absurd and actionism. • They consist primarily of a seeming randomness fused with a complex set of logical interconnections between philosophy German literature, science and a play of materials. • Seen here is the artist in mid-performance leaping from his makeshift stage set in full costume. The image attests to the performances chaotic control that references, slapstick comedy, socialist drama of Brecht, circus antics, and a lexicon of aborted gestures all performed upon a half-baked stage set. • An acting out of the alienation of meaning in a world replete with redundancy, complex power relations and terrifying technological possibilities.
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• Science and technology have also become sources of contemplation and consideration influencing new art today. • Edward Lorenz’s 1979 paper which questioned the relationship between massive catastrophic events of the earth and their relationship to smaller more casual phenomena - Chaos theory. • Julie Mehretu’s large scale paintings seemed to combine the minute
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