The reversibility of art, Lucretius, gravity and Semâ Bekirovic's How to stop falling

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dc.contributor.author Allen, Graham
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-07T10:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-07T10:45:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11
dc.identifier.citation Allen, Graham (2012) 'The Reversibility of Art, Lucretius, Gravity and Semâ Bekirovic s How to stop falling'. Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art, 32 (6):67-73. en
dc.identifier.volume 32 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 67 en
dc.identifier.endpage 73 en
dc.identifier.issn 0257-0254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1212
dc.description.abstract This paper reflects on art works recently displayed in an exhibition in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland, in 2011. In particular it focuses on Semâ Bekirovic's video art work How to Stop Falling, in order to expand upon a theory of art s reversibility. The paper uses the work of the Roman philosopher Lucretius, along with Jacques Derrida s deconstructive encounter with Lucretius in his essay Mes chances/My chances, to meditate on art s resistance to the entropic logic of the natural world. The paper also employs Lucretius alongside modern scientific understandings of the cosmos to reflect on Bekirovic's and others engagement with the very idea or in fact ideas of gravity. As part of this meditation on reversibility, the paper foregrounds issues concerning the relationship between nature, art and the idea of chance. Lucretius's atomistic philosophy, with its concept of the clinamen, emphasises chance in ways which Derrida has shown are particularly congruent with deconstruction, and with these contexts in mind this paper attempts to explore ways in which art seeks to frame the essential aleatory nature of reality en
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dc.publisher Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art en
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dc.rights © 2012, Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art and Graham Allen. en
dc.subject Literary and cultural theory en
dc.subject Theories of intertextuality and influence en
dc.subject Deconstruction en
dc.subject Theories of the university and education en
dc.subject Theories of adaptation in literary and visual cultural en
dc.subject Romantic literature en
dc.subject The Godwin-Shelley circle en
dc.title The reversibility of art, Lucretius, gravity and Semâ Bekirovic's How to stop falling en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/gallen en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Graham Allen, English, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.allen@ucc.ie en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No. CORA - Permission granted by TSLA 3 August 2013. Dear Herlihy, We are very glad that you could archive the paper by Prof. Allen, and we grant the permission to you as Prof. Allen and TSLA both have the copyright to the article. According to the contributor's agreement, TSLA has the first publication right and the right to anthologize it into its own special selection (if we may publish such books) and the author has the copyright and the right to re-publish it. Could you download the article in pdf format? Could you make it downloadable with the original link? thank you best wishes Jinghua On behalf of TSLA en
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