Ontology in Collage: Paolozzi's Wittgenstein and Film
Author: Pearson, Brook
Source: Rivista di estetica, Volume 51, Number 46, March 2011 , pp. 103-121(19)
Publisher: Rosenberg & Sellier
Abstract:This article examines work by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi related to the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, arguing that Paolozzi's print series As Is When, executed in 1964-65, together with work from nearly three decades later (Manuscript from Cassino), can be seen as a comprehensive examination of Wittgenstein's earlier and later philosophy. Further, this article argues that Paolozzi's take on Wittgenstein forms a new aesthetic ontology of “film”, embedding its reading of Wittgenstein in a reified Platonic cave, whose escaped philosopher finds himself basking only in the light of the artificial sun of the flickering cinema light.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-03-01
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