Animismus : Moderne hinter den Spiegeln = Animism : modernity through the looking glass / hearusgegeben von / edited by Anselm Franke und Sabine Folie für / for Generali Foundation.Material type: TextLanguage: German, English Original language: German Publication details: Köln : Buchhandlung Walther König 2011.Description: 229 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cmISBN:
- 9783901107627 (Generali Foundation)
- Animism : modernity through the looking glass
- 709 23
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Catalog of an exhibition presented at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, from 16 Sept., 2011-29 Jan., 2012.
Includes bibliographical references. (p. 223-227).
This work takes its cue from the ethnological concept of animism that emerged in the nineteenth century in the context of colonialism in search of a "primal" religion. The term was applied to cultures that view nature and objects as having a soul and a life of their own. This concept borrowed from ethnology also plays a key role in psychoanalysis, where it denotes a mental state in which the inner and outer worlds are not distinct from each other. The catalogue brings together artworks, documents, and artifacts to create an essayistic visual space that points to the need for a decolonialization and revision of this traditional understanding of animism. The show juxtaposes historical materials such as early attempts to animate technologically reproduced images with contemporary works addressing the line between life and non-life.
Text in German with English translations.
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