Wednesday, June 21, 2006

aura/l man erg

Walts Benjamin & Disney, digressing


Blogger St Anthony said...

Haha, there's old Walter ...wonder what he would have made of Disney?
Maybe, like Eisenstein, he would have been a big fan.

Friday, June 23, 2006 3:19:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Lovely ... I deposited the Walter Benjamin image just for you - cribbed from your pages! Great eyesight. Benjamin's Illuminations was a big thing during my degree. The aura idea was something I thought about a lot, with its ideas about reproduction. That's his contribution to the debate; listed as it was/is in Harrison and Wood's seminal and as-near-definitive art history, 'Art in Theory'. I get quite soppy thinking about these great texts. Do you know the Art & Language group's essay on the so-called 'trobriand island problem'? This pertains to limitations in one or other methodology in authropology; but its implications and applications are manifold. It's included in Frascina's 'Pollock and After'.

Friday, June 23, 2006 6:03:00 pm  

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