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Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car by Charissa N. Terranova

By Charissa N. Terranova

Within the twenty-first century, we're always faced with the existential part of technology—the relationships among id and the mechanizations that experience turn into extensions of the self. targeting one in every of humanity’s such a lot ubiquitous machines, automobile Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the auto in Conceptual paintings combines severe idea and new media concept to shape the 1st philosophical research of the auto inside of works of conceptual artwork. those works are extensively outlined to surround quite a lot of inventive expressions, fairly in car-based conceptual paintings through either older, tested artists and more youthful, rising artists, together with Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Richard Prince, Sylvie Fleury, Yael Bartana, Jeremy Deller, and Jonathan Schipper.

At its middle, the publication deals another formation of conceptual artwork understood in keeping with know-how, the physique relocating via house, and what artwork historian, curator, and artist Jack Burnham calls “relations.” This thought-provoking research illuminates the ways that the car turns into a naturalized extension of the human physique, incarnating new sorts of “car art” and spurring a technological reframing of conceptual artwork. Steeped in a worldly tackle the picture and semiotics of the auto, the chapters probe the politics of materialism in addition to high/low debates approximately style, tradition, and paintings. the result's a hugely leading edge method of modern intersections of paintings and know-how.

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There is a fusion of toylike playfulness and modern technocracy in Opie’s systems approach. The seemingly mass-­produced homogeneity of Opie’s concrete components mimic in miniature the mass-­manufactured nature of the automotive landscape for which such components, when blown up to life size, become the infrastructure. The paintings and video loop bear a similar anonymity, but shot through the visual grammar of early video game technology. By connection, the anonymity of the road views in the paintings and video loop reveal the cultivation of technocratic mores—the normalization of the highway commute—in children through patterns of play.

At the time, using the car for discovery or as a perceptual tool for making art was feral in its far removal from the confines of the academy and art world. The car was no doubt out of bounds. 34 The car collapsed art into the everyday life of technological mediation. It mediated reality while also functioning as a recognizable form of signage within art. As with the documentary photograph, the automobile functioned as a trope signaling amateurism and everyday commonality, which in turn helped to destroy the old high-­art system of medium-­specificity—painting as separate from sculpture as separate from architecture—which had been in place if not immemorially then since early modernity.

The classical artistic medium gives way to art functioning as a mediation of the world, setting in relief a system of vector-­like nodes including the artist, art world, and academy, and with this specific body of work, the political economy of the automobile. Driving down an unfinished freeway, minimalist sculptor Smith described those transformations borne by the automobile in a revelatory moment. In an interview in the 1960s, he recalled to the contemporary art expert Wagstaff: When I was teaching at Cooper Union in the first year or two of the ’50s, someone told me how I could get on to the unfinished New Jersey Turnpike.

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