The Aesthetics of Disappearance

From Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents

The Aesthetics of Disappearance

By Paul Virilio

Translated by Phil Beitchman

Paul Virilio traces out the relationship of biological optics to the technological "production of appearance."

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Paul Virilio traces out the relationship of biological optics to the technological "production of appearance."

In The Aesthetics of Disappearance, Paul Virilio traces out the relationship of biological optics to the technological "production of appearance." In the perceptual gaps demanding illusions of continuity, Virilio posits a hyper-opportunity for the production of art in speed. Jumping from Old Testament parable to the history of contemporary cinema, to the history of philosophy and contemporary technology, Virilio teleports among an irregular constellation of high-speed artifice where love is a motion faster than light and the paradoxes of empiricism mire science in "motion without mobility."

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Out of Print ISBN: 9781570270413 128 pp. | 6 in x 9 in

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Phil Beitchman.