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2010_1 summer; The Amphibian Thinker

2010. 6. 29 - 8. 9

The Amphibian Thinker: The Artist and Researcher 

This summer, the tenth version of MAAT BOOK has come out. In our lab, artists, ex-artists, researchers, theorists etc. are mixed up now.  Communicating, influencing and reflecting one another, we are gradually transforming ourselves into strange identities. Beyond the pure-blood doctrine, we are constructing our own bodies and producing our own blood. We call ourselves the amphibian thinker crossing over the land of technology and science and the ocean of humanity studies and arts. We do not have borders, fields, subjects or even discriminations on any bodies or any ideas. Today we have those kinds of colleagues around us. We know, we will find out at a moment that we become the amtrac.


2010. 6.  7-  dr. yoon



1. Simone Osthoff,Elsewhere in Contemporary Art: Topologies of Artists' Works, Writings, and Archives,” Art Journal; Winter 2006; 65, 4. 7-17.

2. Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, “Becoming-Animate: On the Performed Limits of “Human”,” Theatre Journal (2006) 58, Johns Hopkins UP, 2006. 649–668.

3. Lynda Birke, “Meddling with Medusa: on genetic manipulation, art and animals,” AI & Soc (2006) 20: 103–117

4. Critical Art Ensemble, “Body invasion and resistant cultural practice,” Art Journal; Fall 2000; 59, 3. 48-50.

5. Paul Hertz, “Art, Code, and the Engine of Change,” Art Journal; Spring 2009; 68, 1. 58-75.

6. Alys Eve Weinbaum, “Racial Aura: Walter Benjamin and the Work of Art in a Biotechnological Age,” Literature and Medicine 26, no. 1 (Spring 2007) 207–239.

7. Ana Peraica, “Mind the Film: Photographs and Films with Lost Narratives,” Afterimage; Sep/Oct 2009; 37, 2. 45-48.

8. Alex Vasudevan, “A Negative Dialectics of the Arts,” OXFORD ART JOURNAL 31.2 2008. 300-304.

9. Catherine Russell, “New Media and Film History: Walter Benjamin and the Awakening of Cinema,” Cinema Journal; Spring 2004; 43, 3. 81-85.

10. Xavier Greffe, “Artistic Jobs in the Digital Age,” Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society; Spring 2004; 34, 1. 79-94.


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