Chance, Phenomenology and Aesthetics: Heidegger, Derrida and Contingency in Twentieth Century Art (Hardcover)
In drawing upon the work of Jacques Derrida, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger and aligning it with a new trend in interdisciplinary phenomenology, Ian Andrews provides a unique look at the role of chance in art and its philosophical implications. His account of how the composer John Cage and other avant-garde creatives such as Marcel Duchamp, Tristan Tzara, Sol LeWitt and Ed Ruscha used chance in their work to question the structures of experience and prompt a new engagement with these phenomena makes a truly important contribution to Continental philosophy.
Chance, Phenomenology and Aesthetics will appeal to scholars and advanced students in the disciplines of phenomenology, deconstruction and hermeneutics, as well as being compelling reading for anyone interested in pursuing sound studies, art theory and art history through an interdisciplinary post-phenomenological lens.
About the Author
Ian Andrews teaches at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a media artist and theorist working with generative sound, video and text in installation formats. His areas of research interest include aesthetics, philosophy, poetry, sound, film theory, semio-linguistics and contemporary art.