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Author Niebisch, Arndt, author

Title Media parasites in the early avant-garde : on the abuse of technology and communication / Arndt Niebisch
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 232 pages)
Series Avant-gardes in performance
Avant-gardes in performance.
Contents 1. The Press and the Parasites -- 2. Poetic Media Effects -- 3. Parasitic Media -- 4. Parasitic Noise -- 5. Ether Parasites -- Conclusion: Odradek and the Future of the Parasite
Summary "The avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century inhabited the media discourses of their time like parasites, constantly irritating and taking from them. Dadaists ripped images of a mechanically reproduced world out of newspapers and magazines and reassembled them in their collages. Futurists instrumentalized the brevity of telegraph messages for their free word poetics. Artists such as F.T. Marinetti, Raoul Hausmann and Luigi Russolo constantly abused existing media technologies and hijacked public communication. This study traces these subversive tactics from avant-garde poetry to media technological experiments with radio tubes"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Arts -- Experimental methods -- History -- 20th century.
Communication and the arts.
Technology and the arts.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113727686X (electronic bk.)
1283947218 (MyiLibrary)
9781137276865 (electronic bk.)
9781283947213 (MyiLibrary)