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Title: Matter of Immaterials. Una prospettiva ecologica per l’estetica degli ambienti mediali
Authors: Gambaro, Gabriele
Keywords: ecological aestheticsatmospheredematerializationmedia environmentJames Turrell
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Gabriele Gambaro, "Matter of Immaterials. Una prospettiva ecologica per l’estetica degli ambienti mediali", in "Esercizi Filosofici 15", 2020, pp. 162-176
Journal: Esercizi Filosofici 
Part of: Esercizi Filosofici
I analyze James Turrell’s artwork Sight Unseen to investigate the dematerialization of the art object. Exploring the installation, spectators can perceive the ephemeral qualities of artificial lights as matter. As consequence of the immaterial aesthetic relations emerging from this atmospheric situation, audience experiences the spatial reorganization of the artistic environment. I assume an ecological aesthetic perspective to understand the crucial role of technologies to pursue both the materialization of light and the degradation of the art object intended by Turrell: the aesthetic experience. In conclusion, my analysis on the artistic dispositif endeavors broader considerations about the conditions affecting the daily experience related to the technical habitat in which we are immersed.
Type: Article
eISSN: 1970-0164
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Esercizi Filosofici 15, 2 (2020)

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