Visual Art and Education in an Era of Designer Capitalism

Deconstructing the Oral Eye
by Jan Jagodzinski

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Psychoanalysis, Education and Social Transformation

Publication Date: September 15, 2010

ISBN: 9780230315419

Binding: Kobo eBook

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The oral eye is a metaphor for the dominance of global designer capitalism. It refers to the consumerism of a designer aesthetic by the 'I' of the neoliberalist subject, as well as the aural soundscapes that accompany the hegemony of the capturing attention through screen cultures. An attempt is made to articulate the historical emergence of such a synoptic machinic regime drawing on Badiou, Bellmer, Deleuze, Guattari, Lacan, Rancière, Virilio, Ziarek, and Žižek to explore contemporary art (post-Situationism) and visual cultural education. jagodzinski develops the concept of an 'avant-garde without authority,' 'self-refleXion' and 'in(design)' to further the questions surrounding the posthuman as advanced by theorists such as Hansen, Stiegler and Ziarek's 'force' of art.