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Media Studies Alum, Natasha Chuk Publishes Book

Media Studies Alum and former adjunct faculty member, Natasha Chuk is happy to announce the release of her book Vanishing Points: Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects, in which she examines the relationship between presence and absence across a variety of media. The publisher’s details are as follows:

Vanishing Points: Articulations of Death, Fragmentation, and the Unexperienced Experience of Created Objects
by Natasha Chuk
Intellect Ltd. | September 2015
Distributed by University of Chicago Press

Deftly deploying Derrida’s notion of the ‘unexperienced experience’ and building on Paul Virilio’s ideas about the aesthetics of disappearance, Vanishing Points explores the aesthetic character of presence and absence as articulated in contemporary art, photography, film, and emerging media. Addressing works ranging from Robert Rauschenberg to Six Feet Under, Natasha Chuk emphasizes the notion that art is an accident, an event, which registers numerous overlapping, contradictory orientations, or vanishing points, between its own components and the viewers’ perspective – generating the power to create unexperienced experiences. This volume will be a must read for anyone interested in contemporary art and its intersection with philosophy.

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