[-empyre-] Week 3: Intersubjectivity

Ana Peraica anaperaica at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 20:42:57 AEST 2015

Hi Ileanna, dear Empyrers,

first a small correction, I am writing from Split, Croatia.

About fifteen years ago I have been curating a show on Inter-subjectivity
of objects, trying to push and expand the definition usually held within
the framework of psychology.

Looking back, such an expansion was possible with certain abstraction and
moreover poetisation of contemporary physics, redefining usually
dualistically depicted universe into a monist one, but in which this monist
position is not being physicalism, but rather more radical non-Western
idealism, turning to solipsism when starting to redefine universe as the
idealistic one.

Solipsism, as well, is present in the philosophy of Liebnitz becoming more
and more important in definition of contemporary mediated universe. So, I
would like to propose a start of our discussion with Liebnitz Monadology,
in which I would like to propose a monad as a complex engine made out of
biological and technological compartments having any experience of self,
separately of experience of others.

Regards to everyone, especially my correspondent Michael Maizels.


dr. sc. Ana Peraica

independent scholar and freelance curator


21 000 Split


On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 9:52 PM, Ileana Selejan <ileanasel at gmail.com> wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Dear all,
> a quick intro to this week's discussion: we're excited to have Mike
> Maizels & Ana Peraica joining us from Wellesley and Zagreb respectively.
> Mike is the new media curatorial fellow at the Davis Museum at Wellesley,
> and Ana has written extensively on aesthetics as well as the philosophy of
> photography and media. Their biographies follow below.
> Looking forward to continuing the conversation -->
> Michael Maizels. After studying photography and philosophy of mind at
> the University of Southern California, Mike received his MA from the
> University of Chicago and his PhD in art history from the University
> of Virginia. His first book, forthcoming from the University of
> Minnesota press, focuses on the artist Barry Le Va, who in the late
> 1960s, began to execute scattered sculptures composed of scattered
> ball bearings, shattered glass, streams of sifted flour, and sharpened
> meat cleavers. His second book will examine the intersection of
> experimental art and music in the 1960s. More recently, his research
> on the radical artistic ferment of the 1960s has lead into a larger
> interest in newer forms of "variable media," including electronic and
> digital art. He is currently the Mellon New Media Curator/Lecturer at
> the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. He is currently preparing an
> exhibition of the games of Jason Rohrer, which will be the first solo
> museum exhibition given to a videogame maker.
> Ana Peraica holds a Ph. D. in aesthetics of photography. After
> graduating from University of Zagreb, in fields of art history and
> philosophy, she became a researcher in art theory at the Jan Van Eyck
> Akademie, Maastricht, where awarded UNESCO-IFPC, In parallel she
> undertook three year doctorate course in cultural analysis, theory and
> interpretation at ASCA, University of Amsterdam and defended her
> thesis entitled Photography as the Evidence at University of Rijeka.
> She is an editor of the reader "Smuggling Anthologies"
> (Rijeka-Trieste-Idrija, 2015), Victims Symptom – PTSD and Culture
> (Institute for Networked Cultures, Amsterdam, 2009), "Zena na
> raskrizju ideologija" (Split, HULU / Governmental Office for the
> Equality of Rights Split, 2007) and author of Sub/versions (Revolver
> Publishing, 2009). She currently works on the book Culture of the
> Selfie. Her essays in domains of visual studies and media theory
> are/were published by journals, such as Leonardo Journal, Afterimage
> Journal, Institute of Physics Conference Series, and magazinse such as
> Springerin, Art&Education Papers, Documenta Magazine, Pavilion, Flash
> Art etc.
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