The term “Paranomia” has multiple meanings, one being that which exists alongside the normative. In this inquiry into the entangled aspects of physics and contemporary art, Christoph Keller (b. 1967, Germany) draws a compelling outline of how knowledge is derived in these respective fields. Paranomia is a compact, well-illustrated and smartly designed monograph featuring a series of essays and interviews surrounding the artist’s five related projects, “Aether – de la cosmologie à la conscience,” 2011; “Os Tropicos,” 2014; “Anarcheology,” 2014; “Small Survey on Nothingness,” 2014; and “Grey Magic,” 2015. Keller’s five works consist of ongoing experiments and research in the peripheral sciences that began with “Cloudbuster-Project” (2003), an attempt to re-create Wilhelm Reich’s experiments to influence the atmosphere with orgone energy. Contributions by Bernard Blistène, Horst Bredekamp, Jimena Canales, Sarah Demeuse, Heike Catherina Mertens, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Manuel Raeder, Detlef Thiel and Joseph Vogl.
Softcover / 7 ½ x 9 ¼ in. / 176 pp / 18 b&w and 74 color
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