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Human and Non-Human Telepathic Collaborations from Fluxus to Now


Drinkall, J, Human and Non-Human Telepathic Collaborations from Fluxus to Now, Colloquy, (22) pp. 139-164. ISSN 1325-9490 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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This paper explores telepathy as a tool and method of collaboration within international visual art practice since the 1960s. The words telepathy and telethesia were coined simultaneously when Frederic Myers founded the Society for Psychical Research in London in 1882. However, telepathy names an experience of distant (tele) feeling (pathos) or ideas (thesia) found in all cultures. Telepathy and collaboration are tools that a number of artists reach for simultaneously when attempting to share and/or transform subjectivity. This raises questions of the overlapping similarity between telepathy and collaboration, and of what it means to collaborate using telepathy. What is shared between telepathy and collaboration, and what is different?

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:human, non-human, collaboration, Fluxus, conceptual art, modernism, postmodernism, telepathy, Abramovic/Ulay, Gilbert and George, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneeman, Tim Johnson, Richard Bell, Robert Filliou, Marcel Duchamp, Jane and Louise Wilson
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Visual arts not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
UTAS Author:Drinkall, J (Dr Jacquelene Drinkall)
ID Code:130096
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-01-10
Last Modified:2019-03-21
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