Fictioning: The Myth-Functions of Contemporary Art and Philosophy

Burrows, David and O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2019. Fictioning: The Myth-Functions of Contemporary Art and Philosophy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474432405 [Book]

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Maps out the practice of fictioning as a new field of study for art and philosophy

Fictioning in art is an open-ended, experimental practice that involves performing, diagramming or assembling to create or anticipate new modes of existence. In this extensively illustrated book containing over 80 diagrams and images of artworks, David Burrows and Simon O’Sullivan explore the technics of fictioning through three focal points: mythopoesis, myth-science and mythotechnesis. These relate to three specific modes of fictioning: performance fictioning, science fictioning and machine fictioning.

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fictioning, performance fictioning, science fictioning, machine fictioning, ‘post-truth’ , ‘perception management’

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Visual Cultures


28 February 2019

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15 Oct 2018 13:25

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06 Jul 2021 13:03


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