Considering the Minor in the Literary and Photographic Works of Rodney Graham and Tacita Dean

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

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    Abstract

    This essay answers the book's question whether Deleuze and Guattari's concept of minor literature can be transposed to visual art: Despite promising archaisms, Deans and Graham's lens-based practices leave doubts as to the applicability of the concept to photography and film in art. However, both artists have throughout their careers shown considerable interest in writing - and writing even literary texts. An analysis of these showed that they are, indeed, minor literature, but not minor in relation to literary writing, but minor in relation to visual art.The essay closes by pointing out the topic's relevance to considerations of new institutionalism (a fashion around the turn of the millennium among curators for Deleuze and Guattari's theories) and the debate surrounding artistic research or PhDs with art practice: Dean and Graham were both DAAD fellowship recipients in Berlin.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMinor Photography: Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory
    Place of PublicationLeuven
    Pages85-102
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2012

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    Art
    Minor Literature
    Félix Guattari
    Gilles Deleuze
    Tacita Dean
    Rodney Graham
    Millennium
    Photography
    Literary Writing
    New Institutionalism
    Literary Text
    Artist
    Fellowship
    Recipient

    Keywords

    • Gilles Deleuze
    • Felix Guattari
    • Minor Literature
    • Rodney Graham
    • Tacita Dean
    • Artistic Research
    • Artists' Publications
    • New Institutionalism

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    Lerm Hayes, C-M. (2012). Considering the Minor in the Literary and Photographic Works of Rodney Graham and Tacita Dean. In Minor Photography: Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory (pp. 85-102). Leuven.
    Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria. / Considering the Minor in the Literary and Photographic Works of Rodney Graham and Tacita Dean. Minor Photography: Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory. Leuven, 2012. pp. 85-102
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