Praxis of potentiality: a consideration of spatial disappearance

M. (Michael) Lent

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The dichotomy of space and place is described by humanist geographer Yi-Fu Tuan when he states “what begins as undifferentiated space becomes place as we get to know it better and endow it with value.” 1 However, is that endowment the beginning of dissolution into a utility of representation and value as Baudrillard suggests vis-à-vis the act of naming? 2 What are the implications of “practising space” 3 as de Certeau calls it, and how have artists uncovered this moment of transition, which is ripe with meaning and at the same time on the cusp of disappearance?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobility and fantasy in visual culture
EditorsL. Johnson
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781136747083
ISBN (Print)9780203630181
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013


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