The TRANSFORMATION of the PRIMITIVE OTHER Notes

Limits to the amount of knowledge to what we can have

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Limits to the amount of knowledge to what we can have about the location of an electron Discrepancy between apparatus and thing that we are observing When the later is so small, the former becomes to clumsy Made a lot of the older generation uncomfortable Einstein cannot accept this principle (“God does not play with dice”) Limitations with the language of physics Principle is true Observer plays a crucial role in determining the observation Art: Surrealism Similar attitude to what we just saw International movement Means towards the total liberation of the mind Fragile thoughts, unstable foundations Want to try to deal with reality but how fragile it is Direct heir of Dada (boundary between art and life; where does art end and reality begin?) Surrealists address this question by saying that you can transform reality Still being concrete but can transform the real world Max Ernst o Equivocal Woman, 1923 Elements are familiar but combination is new Painting o Collage, 1932 Collage Objects taken from the real world and stuck on a canvas Look for a source of inspiration on how to combine things—find it in Freud = dream state, when one is falling asleep or waking up Trying to capture the images of a twilight state Rene Marguerite o Threatening Weather, 1929 After 1930, they turn to more serious matters and turn more political (Great Depression, Hitler is taking more control…) Take their stand with the left Ironic situation o Russia—realist o Western Europe—surrealism Salvador Dali o Paints the darker side
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o Paranoia critical method o Spanish o Persistence of Memory , 1931 Time melting away Watches are very realistic o Premonition of Civil War , 1936 Picasso goes through a surrealist phase around this time o Girl before mirror , 1932 Dark unconscious Some of the same techniques as his earlier work (profile and frontal view in same face) Partially inspired by surrealism o Very much disturbed by the Spanish Civil War o Guernica First time that air-raids were used in a massive way Very long lasting movement The Novel: Stream of Consciousness They are more than just stories; they have elements of essays in them (critical evaluations of others) Attempts to summarize a whole era through the medium of fiction All raise the question of who is the artist and what role does he play in society? Microcosm of the larger world Society filtered through these sensitive artistic individuals Go beyond symbolist poetry and take a larger view Technique that is often used is this idea that comes from William Games, this stream of consciousness o Put down on paper all that comes through our minds will be the mirror of all that is in society Author’s emphasize the stream, the flow Do a lot of playing with time frames Thing about consciousness is that you can think back—can anticipate what is going to happen in the future Juxtaposition, montage Marcel Proust o Exploring his inner-state and memories Mann o Magic Mountain James Joyce (1882-1941) o Irish o Wanted to bring Irish literature into European mainstream o Ulysses (1922)
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