• Pure Means: writing, photographs and an insurrection of being

Lomax, Yve, 2013, Book, Pure Means: writing, photographs and an insurrection of being Paraclete . Copy Press, London. ISBN 978-0-9553792-9-1

Abstract or Description:

This book draws fictional writing, philosophy and politics tight together as it asks what ‘pure means’ can be. Delving into the question, and with reference to the later work of Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben’s development of it, the research brings enquiry to subjectification, inoperativity and the double meaning of species along with the idea of an insurrection of being. The motive for this research is the preponderance of management and ‘economy’ that has, for so long, captured not only writing and photographs but also being and living to make means that are steered towards ‘productive’ ends. What becomes troubled is the work of division that, alongside animal and human, separates image and being, desire and existence. Dissemination of this book has been world-wide. It has also featured in a Master Class for ARENA research programme, Brighton University, Oct 2014; see: http://arenaresearch.org

Review: Gavin Everall, Afterall, Sept 2014; see:
Development: Housmans Bookshop, London as part of the series, ‘Development and Contact’ with responses from Cecile Malaspina, Jess Potter and Kristen Krieder; see:

Official URL: http://www.copypress.co.uk/index/pure-means-and-an...
Subjects: Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy > V590 Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:45
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1886
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