Coverart for item
The Resource On obliteration : an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Richard Cohen ; with a foreword by Johannes Bennke ; with an epilogue by Dieter Mersch ; translated by Brian Alkire

On obliteration : an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Richard Cohen ; with a foreword by Johannes Bennke ; with an epilogue by Dieter Mersch ; translated by Brian Alkire

Label
On obliteration : an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno
Title
On obliteration
Title remainder
an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Richard Cohen ; with a foreword by Johannes Bennke ; with an epilogue by Dieter Mersch ; translated by Brian Alkire
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Interviewee
Interviewer
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emmanuel Levinas defines obliteration as a central concept with which to think about art. The interview with Françoise ­Armengaud is one of Levinas' rare statements focusing on the fine arts. Levinas has become influential in various disciplines through his ethics, which he thinks decisively from the face of the other. Yet his reflections on aesthetics are rarely engaged with, and when questions are asked about the face in art--and thus about the interrelationship of ethics and aesthetics--the main focus has been on his comments on literature. In this interview Levinas talks about the work of the French sculptor Sacha Sosno, and the complex relationship between ethics and aesthetics becomes no longer aligned with the face and language, but with iconic thinking and artistic operations and practices. Levinas understands obliteration as an 'unavailable,' an uncanny, disruptive concept. In doing so, he turns away from the "ease and lighthearted casualness of the beautiful" and to the processes of material wear and tear and the traces of their repair. He affirms these for their creative potential in developing a uniqueness of presence.The interview is supplemented by photographs by André Villers of Sosno's works, a foreword by Johannes Bennke and an epilogue by Dieter Mersch
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
L2U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lévinas, Emmanuel,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sosno, Sacha,
  • Armengaud, Françoise
  • Cohen, Richard,
  • Bennke, Johannes,
  • Mersch, Dieter
  • Alkire, Brian
Series statement
Think art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sosno, Sacha
  • Sosno, Sacha
  • Sosno, Sacha
  • Art
  • Art and philosophy
  • Art and philosophy
  • Art
  • 20.06 philosophy of art
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofafterword
gZRR8An6cz4
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
cuIh4lJjRFM
Label
On obliteration : an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Richard Cohen ; with a foreword by Johannes Bennke ; with an epilogue by Dieter Mersch ; translated by Brian Alkire
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107210812
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9783035801446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
25 black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107210812
Label
On obliteration : an interview with Françoise Armengaud concerning the work of Sacha Sosno, Emmanuel Levinas ; translated by Richard Cohen ; with a foreword by Johannes Bennke ; with an epilogue by Dieter Mersch ; translated by Brian Alkire
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1107210812
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
80 pages
Isbn
9783035801446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
25 black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107210812

Library Locations

    • Ladd LibraryBorrow it
      48 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME, 04240, US
      44.105245 -70.203443
Processing Feedback ...