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The audience and the art machine: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's Opera for a Small Room

Chapter


Abstract


  • Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus begins not with words but with a painting.

    A black-and-white full-page illustration of Richard Lindner's Boy with Machine

    (1954) shows a young boy about to set a sequence of machines in motion. The

    child smiles out at his audience, his chubby pleasure hard to avoid. He seems to

    be listening, waiting. His hands are tangled, knotted within the levers that will

    set one machine against the other. One foot is caught inside the lower bucket

    of a large machine while the other hovers, floating within a dark mass, not fully

    machine and not completely organic either. Boy with Machine is an artwork that

    welcomes us into a text that will result in the proliferation of machines both

    organic and technical.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Ballard, S. (2014). The audience and the art machine: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's Opera for a Small Room. In I. Buchanan & L. Collins (Eds.), Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art (pp. 125-148). London: Bloomsbury.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472524621

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1740

Book Title


  • Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 148

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus begins not with words but with a painting.

    A black-and-white full-page illustration of Richard Lindner's Boy with Machine

    (1954) shows a young boy about to set a sequence of machines in motion. The

    child smiles out at his audience, his chubby pleasure hard to avoid. He seems to

    be listening, waiting. His hands are tangled, knotted within the levers that will

    set one machine against the other. One foot is caught inside the lower bucket

    of a large machine while the other hovers, floating within a dark mass, not fully

    machine and not completely organic either. Boy with Machine is an artwork that

    welcomes us into a text that will result in the proliferation of machines both

    organic and technical.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Ballard, S. (2014). The audience and the art machine: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller's Opera for a Small Room. In I. Buchanan & L. Collins (Eds.), Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art (pp. 125-148). London: Bloomsbury.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781472524621

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1740

Book Title


  • Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art

Start Page


  • 125

End Page


  • 148

Place Of Publication


  • London