New release book
“And whenever we think of disasters, of attempts to think the question of the disaster — especially its relation to writing, inscription, keeping in mind Nietzsche’s reminder that each moment of writing (schreiben) is quite possibly a cry, an attempt to scream, a moment of screaming (schreien)” ―Jeremy Fernando
“But images are no more than phantoms in search of a home. They are there to bear witness to what is no longer there. Like the pseudo witnesses of Agamben: those who speak for those who can no longer speak, replacements, there through delegation” ―David Oubiña
The territory is the home explores how disaster emerges where the discourse of modernity is disruptive, where the I and the Other are in permanent struggle, where bodies appear forcefully through the action of death –and also disappear forcefully through the action of death-, where the critical approach of art adopts the tension between the reference and the model, where the points of escape suggest that there is “another scene”, the unnamable one. Utopian territories collapse, and are devastated by the emergency of the disturbance.
The book is an experimental visual and textual essay where images melt with texts, thoughts, actions and experiences in the territory.
Three books in one, one book split in three. Two artists, an extended dialogue about art in public space, and two thinkers responding to their visual discourses.
About the authors
Gabriela Golder is an artist and Professor at the National University of Tres de Febrero. She is the Director of the Biennale of Moving Images.
Mariela Yeregui is an artist and Director of the Master in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts at the National University of Tres de Febrero. He holds a PhD from European Graduate School.
About the contributors
Jeremy Fernando is the Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School, where he is also a Reader in Contemporary Literature & Thought; and a Fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media.
David Oubiña is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and has been a research fellow at New York University and the University of London. He is author and editor of numerous books of film theory and aesthetics.
EL TERRITORIO ES LA CASA
Gabriela Golder / Mariela Yeregui
Buenos Aires, 2016
Bilingual edition (Spanish/English)
250 p. ; 23 x 23 cm.