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The Incurable-ImageCurating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts$
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Tarek Elhaik

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474403351

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.001.0001

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Untimely Futures

Untimely Futures

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(p.159) Chapter Six Untimely Futures
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The Incurable-Image
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Tarek Elhaik

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.003.0007

This chapter speculates on the future of contemporary anthropological ‘installations’ by reappropriating the very term ‘installation’ beyond its traditional home in the art world. Such reappropriation — indeed theft — invites the reader to sense the incurable-image as a form of life that harbors and struggles with a futurist mode of care. This symptomatology enables a renewed encounter between the conceptual personae composing this book's assemblage — curator, anthropologist, artist. The personae they repeat are ‘not just a matter of diagnosis. Signs imply ways of living, possibilities of existence, they're the symptoms of life gushing forth and draining away’. Ultimately, these incurable-images and iterative assemblages begin to release untimely futures in which the artists, anthropologists, and curators use inter-media experimentation as part of a demanding ethics of immanence to endure our states of curation.

Keywords:   installation, art, incurable-image, conceptual personae, untimely futures, artists, anthropologists, curators, inter-media experimentation, states of curation

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