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Jan Valentin Sæther | Against Documentation

Documentation · Art after the age of documentation · Self surveillance

· Map making in terra incognita · Arranged fragments of context · The

polyphonic variability of lumps of context · The subjective un-ground of

the document · Documentation as the sublimation of the artwork, achieved

by glossing over the missing context by composition · Self surveillance as

doctoring of the image in the mirror · The debt of forms of documentation

to Goebbels is like the debt of cosmologies to Einstein · Art after the

age of documentation ·


"Envelope: This Is My Body" (detail of installataion) by Jan Valentin Saether

Envelope. This Is My Body (detail). Installation view. Exhibited at Galleri Sub Comandante, Oslo, 2002.

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