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In No Medium, Craig Dworkin appears at works which are clean, erased, transparent, or silent, writing seriously and substantively approximately works for which there would appear to be not just not anything to work out yet not anything to claim. tested heavily, those ostensibly contentless artistic endeavors, literature, and tune element to a brand new knowing of media and the boundaries of the inventive item. Dworkin considers works predicated on clean sheets of paper, from a fictional choice of poems in Jean Cocteau's Orphée to the particular e-book of a ream of typing paper as a e-book of poetry; he compares Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning Drawing to the artist Nick Thurston's erased reproduction of Maurice Blanchot's The house of Literature (in which basically Thurston's marginalia have been visible); and he scrutinizes the sexual politics of photographic illustration and the consequences of obscured or obliterated matters of photos. Reexamining the well-known case of John Cage's 4'33", Dworkin hyperlinks Cage's composition to Rauschenberg's White Paintings, Ken Friedman's Zen for Record (and Nam June Paik's Zen for Film), and different works, supplying additionally a "guide to additional listening" that surveys greater than a hundred rankings and recordings of "silent" track. Dworkin argues that we should always comprehend media now not as clean, base issues yet as social occasions, and that there's no medium, understood in isolation, yet merely and continually a plurality of media: interpretive actions happening in socially inscribed space.

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See additionally Substrate Meelkop, Roel, one hundred forty five Melville, Herman, 37 Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, seventy seven Metaphor. See Figuration Michaels, Walter Benn, 187 Michaux, Henri, 205 Microphone, 124, 149–150, 151, 154, 208 Mies, Françoise, 204 Millar, Jeremy, 168 Mingus, Charles, 161 Minimalism, 16–17, 18, 20, 118, 124, 187, 204 Moeglin-Delcroix, Anne, 177 Moholy-Nagy, László, 119 Moi, Toril, seventy three Molina, Miguel, 173 Monochrome, 26–28, 37, forty two, 93–96, one hundred fifteen, 118–122, 124, 153, 183, one hundred ninety, 204, 205. See additionally portray Moore, Thomas, 183 Morris, furnish H. , 197 Morris, Meghan, 203 Morris, Robert, 31 Morris, Simon, sixty five, eighty movement, Andrew, 164 Mukařovský, Jan, 134–135 Müller, John, 173 Murakami, Haruki, 142 Muzak company, 120–121, a hundred and fifty five Nakamura, Toshimaru, 158 Negation, 6, 39, forty-one, forty six, 47–49, 122, 131, 175–176, 181–182. See additionally Absence; Erasure Nichol, Barrie (bp), one hundred seventy five Nielsen, Niels, 201 No Noise aid, 153 Ohom, Thomas H. , 197 Ono, Yoko, 158, 165–166 Oosterlynck, Baudouin, 167 Orvieto, Aldo, one hundred forty five Oulipo, 80–83, 157 Paik, Nam June, 132, one hundred thirty five, 136, a hundred forty five, 148 portray (material facture of), 26–28, 32, sixty three, ninety four, ninety six, 108, one hundred fifteen, 118–124, 183, 185, 205–207. See additionally Monochrome Paper (material facture of), 7–8, 9–10, eleven, thirteen, 17, 19–20, 26, 29, forty-one, forty five, ninety four, a hundred and five, 121–122, 137, 169–170, 172, 173, one hundred eighty, 181, 183–184, 189, 207, 209. See additionally Ream Paratext, 5–6, 23–25, 44–45, forty seven, fifty nine, seventy one, seventy three, seventy four, seventy seven, 182, 185, 193, 198, 2 hundred Parergon. See Paratext Perec, Georges, sixty two, 198 Permild, Verner, one hundred seventy Phantom being pregnant, 153, 164 Phonograph (material facture of), 27, 30, 121, 131–138, one hundred forty five, 146, 148, 149, 158–159, 166, 167, 169, a hundred and seventy, 172, 173, 207 picture (material facture of), 103–110, 164, 167, 179, one hundred ninety, 203 Photostat, a hundred ninety Picabia, Francis, forty-one Pixel, 93–97 Poe, Edgar Allan, 76–77, 197 Psychodrama, 156 Pynchon, Thomas, sixty two Rabener, Gottlieb Wilhelm, sixty six Radio, 121, a hundred thirty five, 154, one hundred sixty five, 208 Rauschenberg, Robert, 20, 41–42, 44–45, 118–124, 168, 189–190, 204 Ream (unit of paper), 12–18, 22–23, 26, 30–31, 178, one hundred eighty, 185 Reich, Steve, 149–150 Reynols, 156 Richter, Gerhard, ninety five, ninety six Rilke, Rainer Maria, 167 Robbe-Grillet, Alain, fifty nine Robert, Ismaël, 147 Robinson, Julia, 208 Rodchenko, Aleksandr, 118 Roden, Steve, 173 Rogalsky, Matt, 154, a hundred sixty five, a hundred and seventy Roth, Dieter, sixty one Roth, Joseph, 147–148 Rothko, Mark, 168 Russell, Ross, 161 Saito, Takako, one hundred sixty five, 211 Salavon, Jason, 95–96 Sanders, Ed, 176 Sanders, Pharoah, 161 Santayana, George, fifty seven Saroyan, Aram, 12–18, 22, 26, 179–180 Saroyan, William, 12, 13–14, 30 Schneiderman, Davis, 182 Schulhoff, Ervín, 159 Sculpture, 16–18, 19–20, 31, 61–63, one hundred forty five, 147, 165–166, one hundred eighty, 181, 195 Semper, Jonty, 153, 154 Serres, Michel, 134–135 intercourse, 7–9, eleven, 19–21, eighty two, 87, 91–94, ninety six, one hundred and five, 106–107, 183, 185, 201, 203 Sherry, James, 173, 187 Shiomi, Mieko, 157–158 Shirinyan, Ara, 176–177 Shklovsky, Viktor, 65–66 Shopsin, Tamara, eleven, 17, 30 Signature, 15–16, 50–52, 118, a hundred thirty five, 157 Silence, five, 6, 7, 17, 28, 31, 42–50, fifty two, 74–75, 114, 119–121, 124, 128, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 142, 145–173, one hundred eighty, 183, one hundred ninety, 191, two hundred, 206 Silveira, Paulo, 193–194 Smith, Abby, 32, 188 Smith, Jessica, 177 Smithson, Robert, forty-one Social context, eight, 10–11, 15, 17, 21, 26, 27, 30–32, sixty five, 70–71, eighty two, 122, 160–161, 162, 185, 207, 211 Sonic formative years, a hundred and fifty Sontag, Susan, 171, 173 Sparklehorse, 151 Spoerri, Daniel, 59–63, sixty six, seventy one, eighty three Sterne, Laurence, 20, 22, 182 Stewart, Susan, 106 Stilinović, Mladen, 175–176 Stoekl, Allan, 191 Straw, Will, 186–187 Substrate, 7–8, nine, 10, 17, 24–25, 26, 39, 43–44, sixty three, seventy five, 104–105, 108, 118, 121, 122, 134, a hundred thirty five, 136, 137–138, 172, 187, 198, 202.

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