Interrupting The City: Artistic Constitutions Of The Public Sphere


13,5 x 21 cm, 326 p, ills bw, paperback, English
Published by Valiz
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To interrupt the city (be it digitally or materially) means to arrest the flow or circulation that the city consists of. The tactics by which this interruption is achieved may vary, ranging from a media offensive to riots in the streets, but each and every time these activities affect the public sphere, also make the public sphere. Thus, the public domain is constituted by a combination of social, political and media forces, in a continuous flux, continuously being interrupted. This book attempts to chart the conditions under which one is able to develop a voice in the public sphere, and to ask in what way these conditions could be altered by means of artistic interventions. Sander Bax, Pascal Gielen, Bram Ieven (Eds)