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Therapeutic aesthetics, performative encounters in moving image artworks, Maria Walsh

"In this original book, Maria Walsh contends that neo-liberalism has created a world of precarity, in which human beings are expendable products. Even artists, who believed themselves to be separate from commercialism have found themselves labelled as commodities whose work is marketed for financial gain. In order to process this trauma, Walsh identifies several moving-image artists whose work performs therapeutic techniques such as REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and VRET (Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy) that allows viewers to acknowledge and surmount the cases of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder that precarity has wrought upon modern life"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- 1. Setting the scene ? two supplementary vignettes -- 2. The imbrication of poison and cure in Harun Farocki -- 3. Homeopathic mimicry in Omer Fast's war trilogy -- 4. Melanie Gilligan's signifying semiologies and the micro-resistance of collective subjectivity -- 5. Pharmacological reparation in Liz Magic Laser's Primal Speech -- 6. Leigh Ledare's pharmacological aesthetics of group analysis -- 7. Aesthetic modes of performative truth-telling in The O Show and Self Made -- 8. The transitional pleasures of emotional labour in Lucy Beech's and Rehana Zaman's videos -- Conclusion: Toxicity and self-care : two poles of pharmacological aesthetics -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages), illustrations.
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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