Further reflections on the performative experiences of artefacts for everyday use

Torsten Weimarck

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The article may be seen as a sequel to my paper delivered at a conference on art historical subjectivity and methodology in Stockholm 1999, initiated by Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf. – Now I will try to move that analysis a little step further by discussing some problems concerning the more explicit performative effects and experiences of everyday technical objects and their occasionally strange visual expressions in relation to their evident role as handy utility articles or equipment. Performative, because I am especially interested in the effects upon the user or beholder, and how the expressions are transmitted into, and re-used, in an individually experienced universe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDet åskådliga och det bottenlösa : tankar kring konst och humaniora tillägnade Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf
EditorsTomas Björk, Lempi Borg Wik, Peter Gillgren, Barbro Schaffer, Mårten Snickare, Anna Tellgren, Birgitta Trobrandt Åkerström
PublisherKonstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet / Eidos : Skrifter från Konstvetenskapliga institutionen vid Stockholms universitet
ISBN (Print)9789197631518
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1650-5298

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Art History


  • mimesis
  • design
  • Performativity


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