Thekarites (2015 Remix)

Neil Mulholland, Norman Hogg

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Abstract

Thekarites is a theory-fictional account of the life and death of the artist Paul Thek and his ‘Technological Reliquaries’. In this re-telling, Thek continues to confound the contemporary art scene after his death. Though his processual rituals Thek enacts a dismantling, relic-ing and radical redistribution of the self that floods the sensual hyper-economy with tiny Thekarites — clusters of affective agency or desire. Thek’s radical little ‘me-machines’ then lead a revolution from within the ‘internet of things’ paving the way for the West’s ecstatic embrace of an animist future.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
EventBABEL Working Group Biennial Meeting - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 9 Oct 201511 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceBABEL Working Group Biennial Meeting
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period9/10/1511/10/15

Keywords

  • Neomedievalism
  • BABEL Working Group

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