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    Wolfram Bergande (2016). The Liquidation of Art in Contemporary Art. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
    In this paper, the concept of liquidation from the chapter on Self-consciousness in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit is reconstructed and then used to deconstruct the systematic transition from sculpture to painting in the passage on the “System of the individual arts” in G.W.F. Hegel’s Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art. The aim is to show that such a deconstructed version of Hegel’s art philosophy provides a valid conceptual framework for the analysis of modern, particularly postmodern and contemporary art, which results as (...)
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    James Day (2016). Review Essay: Art History in Its Image War. Ten Recent Publications on Image-Politics in Relation to the Possibility of Art Historical Analysis. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
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    Wolfgang Ernst (2016). Towards a Media-Archaeology of Sirenic Articulations Listening with Media-Archaeological Ears. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
    Media archaeology is not just a methodological claim but first of all a research practice of media culture. The case study described in this text is meant to demonstrate that archaeoacoustics can be applied to cultural aesthetics as well. The research expedition of April 2004 exploring the sonosphere of the Li Galli islands facing the Italian Amalfi coast measured the sonosphere of the acoustic theatre where the Homeric Sirens are supposed to have sung, resulting in surprising findings about the acoustic (...)
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    Karl-Heinz Frommolt & Martin Martin Carlé (2016). The Song of the Sirens. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
    In Homer’s account of the adventurous journey of Odysseus, the song of the sirens was so appealing and tempting that it lured sailors to their deaths. Warned by the goddess Kirke, Odysseus overcame the trap by plugging his crew’s ears with wax. An archaeo-acoustical research expedition undertaken by members of Humboldt University Berlin made sound propagation experiments at the supposedly historical scene at the Galli Islands where it’s said that the sirens originally sung. At the site we broadcasted both synthetic (...)
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    Puolakka Kalle (2016). Review: Nicholas Davey, Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer. [REVIEW] Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
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    Zoltán Somhegyi (2016). Eternal Distance On the Significance of Window- and Cave Representations in Northern Romanticism. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (48).
    Romanticism was the first period in art history that explicitly started to question the possibilities of a direct understanding of Nature and of achieving concrete and exact knowledge of it or of the “outside” world. In many cases, it can even be interpreted as a direct counter-tendency to the Enlightenment¢•s concept of domestication and domination of Nature. In this paper it is argued that many window- and cave representations of Romanticism, especially in Northern Romanticism, are strongly connected with the differentiation (...)
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    Stiegler Bernard (2016). Organology of Dreams and Archi-Cinema (). Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    Stiegler argued in Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise that we must refer to archi-cinema just as Derrida spoke of archi-writing. In this article he proposes that in principle the dream is the primordial form of this archi-cinema. The archi-cinema of consciousness, of which dreams would be the matrix as archi-cinema of the unconscious, is the projection resulting from the play between what Husserl called, on the one hand, primary and secondary retentions, and what Stiegler, on the other (...)
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    Olga Goriunova (2016). The Force of Digital Aesthetics. On Memes, Hacking, and Individuation. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    The paper explores memes, digital artefacts that acquire a viral character and become globally popular, as an aesthetic trend that not only entices but propels and molds subjective, collective and political becoming. Following both Simondon and Bakhtin, memes are first considered as aesthetic objects that mediate individuation. Here, resonance between psychic, collective and technical individuation is established and re-enacted through the aesthetic consummation of self, the collective and the technical in the various performances of meme cultures. Secondly, if memes are (...)
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    Graham Harman (2016). Materialism is Not the Solution. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    This article defends a new sense of “formalism” in philosophy and the arts, against recent materialist fashion. Form has three key opposite terms: matter, function, and content. First, I respond to Jane Bennett’s critique of object-oriented philosophy in favor of a unified matter-energy, showing that Bennett cannot reach the balanced standpoint she claims to obtain. Second, I show that the form/function dualism in architecture gives us two purely relational terms and thus cannot do justice to the topic of form. Third, (...)
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    Robert Jackson (2016). If Materialism Is Not the Solution, Then What Was the Problem? Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    What follows is a cursory response to Graham Harman’s article “Materialism is Not the Solution.” It seeks to branch out his conception of ‘form’ and more specifically, ‘aesthetic form’ whilst expanding on Harman’s principal objections to the materialist account of change, and how this may challenge the contemporary aesthetic trajectory of relational encounter: particularly Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics. Quite generally, Harman’s Object Oriented Ontology might be understood through two chief aesthetic mechanisms; the contingency of counterfactuals complimented with the preliminary development of (...)
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    Anders Johansson (2016). The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics No. 47 , Pp. 125–142 Commodification and Subjectivization - Toward a Critique of the Authorship Discourse. [REVIEW] Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    What does it mean that the author increasingly turns into a commodity? The article contains a discussion of some academic responses – taken from celebrity studies and autofiction studies – to this tendency. The texts discussed share an effort to rethink authorship, but nonetheless the implicit result is a reinforcement of a traditional, romantic notion of the author. Above all there is a lack of reflection on subjectivity in the authorship discourse, where concepts like “author”, “subject”, “self” often are treated (...)
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    Pirholt Mattias (2016). Review: Stefan Deines, Jasper Liptow and Martin Seel, Eds., Kunst Und Erfahrung: Beiträge Zu Einer Philosophischen Kontroverse. [REVIEW] Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
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    Max Ryynänen (2016). Review: Dorota Koczanowicz and Wojciech Małecki, Eds., Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics; Wojciech Małecki, Embodying Pragmatism: Richard Shusterman’s Philosophy and Literary Theory; and Richard Shusterman, Thinking Through the Body: Essays in Somaesthetics. [REVIEW] Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
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    Andrea Virginás (2016). Screens ‘As Representation’ and Screens ‘As Simulation’ in Mainstream Cinema Detection. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 24 (47).
    Detection in contemporary genre films is in the process of being transformed: viewers see less and less of moving, traveling, and active human bodies entering in interaction and exchanging words. Instead, what takes up a significant part of film time is the view of computer screens, with digitally stored and retrieved traces, meaningful for detection, playing the lead role. One result of this type of detection on screen – rather than detection in the streets or on murder scenes – is (...)
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