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Jay Fellows And Dan Graham
Andrew Zago introduces Jay Fellows. Fellows recites a passage from Charles M. Doughty's Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888)...

Jay Fellows And Dan Graham

April 1, 1987 | Video Lecturer: ,

Andrew Zago introduces Jay Fellows. Fellows recites a passage from Charles M. Doughty’s Travels in Arabia Deserta (1888) to introduce his theme of post-Ptolemaic infinite space as a source of pleasure (Giordano Bruno) or terror (Blaise Pascal), and attempts by writers to create a new kind of integrated center for habitation. Fellows discusses landscapes that are uncanny, which he defines as “recognizable but mysterious.” Fellows discusses the 19th century fascination with haunted houses and alternative worlds such as the hollow earth, as part of the revival of interest in magic and alternative states of consciousness that paralleled the rise of technology. He praises William Gaddis as the most important living writer. The second half of the video is not a SCI-Arc lecture, but a documentary about Dan Graham and other artists. Graham discusses the origin of his pavillion projects while standing in a part at the Kr?ller-M?ller Museum. The appropriated objects of an exhibit by the Belgian architect/artist Ren? Heyvaert are examined (with commentary in Dutch). Children and adults interacting with a Dan Graham pavilion installed in a residential neighborhood, Patijntjesstraat 137 in Ghent, are documented. There is a brief glimpse at an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Narcisse Tordoir. The video ends with footage that might be from Graham’s 1984 video Rock My Religion, concluding with two clips from science fiction films that deal with dehumanization: Creation of the Humanoids (Wesley Barry, 1962) and Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona, 1964).

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Fellows discusses landscapes that are uncanny, which he defines as "recognizable but mysterious."
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The appropriated objects of an exhibit by the Belgian architect/artist Ren? Heyvaert are examined (with commentary in Dutch).