Report: Philosophia Perennis
I listen to thirty-two lectures in the area of art-theory, ideas about the concept of art. I take note of my interpretations of the lecturers interpretations, notes, fragments that I later rewrite on the computer, with references to works, artists, writers, philosophers. 32 lectures become 192 pages of text, Helvetica 10 point. If I reduce my text to write the minimum possible size, 4 point, I have 16 pages of text. To further reduce the text, I must scan the printed text and treat it as image, and use photoshop. I scan my sixteen 4 point textpages and reduce these 16 further so that they all fit into one A4 page. The text is now unreadable, a grid, a patterning, a noise.
With this ”material” at hand I start testing different ways to make patterns, to use what before was text to make something else toward the linguistically incomprehensible, and by that forced into a different possible readings. See Textprint.
LECTURES 1995-1996 Royal Institute of Arts/Art theory / Professor Tom Sandqvist
14.9 Reflections on the notion of pictures and art
21.9 Definitions What is a picture? What is an object?
28.9 S O Wallenstein: modern definitions on art. Aesthetics of Kant o Hegel
5.10 Other definitions Institution-theory, play-theory
12.10 Ola Billgren: the notion on pictures
19.10 Bo Ossian Lindberg: Wittgensteins theories
26.10 Helen Chadwick
02.11 Torsten Weimarck: aspects on the history of the human body
09.11 Saussures theory on language. Linguistiques. Communication theory. Semiotics
16.11 The picture in the picture. Palimpsest, intertextuality
16.11 Seminare: Lacan, Kristeva
23.11 Lars O Ericsson: picture cannibalism, Intervisuality as intertextuality
30.11 The picture and langugae. Todorovs exegetics
07.12 Frankfurterskolan, den kritiska teorin, Adorno
18.12 Happy nihilism. The modern project deconstructed
25.1 Peter Cornell: Ars Sacra. Etnographic and religion science perspective
08.2 Phenomenologhy, Cezannes doubts
15.2 Pragmatism. From Krauss to Bachtin
22.2 Death of God, from Kierkegaard to Nietzsche
29.2 Nietzsche and the eroded absolute hierarchies to language theory of dadaism
07.3 Fredrik Lång: Duchamp in contemporary cultural history
12.3 Alexander Alberro: konceptual art.
14.3 Carin Franzén: poststrukturalism
21.3 The Deconstruction, Derrida
28.3 Clarence Crafoord: Freud och konsten
11.4 Lacan and the state of mirroing
25.4 School of Objectrelations
09.5 Sara Arrhenius: feminism and postfeminism