Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2019

560 Pages | 86 b&w illustrations

9 × 6.5 inches

ISBN: 9781474432405

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The Myth-Functions of Contemporary Art and Philosophy

First Edition

David Burrows and Simon O'Sullivan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Explores the different ways that art practices deploy myth and fiction reality
  • Draws on a rich constellation of recent philosophical perspectives--including those associated with the speculative and ontological turns, non-philosophy, residual and emergent cultures, decolonisation and the posthuman
  • Moves through counter-cultures, performance studies, continental philosophy, anthropology, afrofuturisms, feminisms, science fiction, cybernetics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence research, electronic music and other digital practices.
  • Ultimately argues that fictioning is at its most radical and experimental in the expanded field of contemporary art practice