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Constructive Alienation and Terror: An Analysis of Martha Rosler’s A Simple Case for Torture (Or How to Sleep at Night) (1983), Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire (1969), and Eye/Machines (2001-3)
Brockman, Kristin Marie

2006, MA, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning : Art History.
In my thesis, I examine Martha Rosler’s A Simple Case for Torture (Or How to Sleep at Night) (1983) and Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire (1969) and Eye/Machine I, II, and III (2001-3). These works investigate the role of distancing in media practices, and splay out televisual and other technologies that are used to represent war. Both Rosler and Farocki work to retrieve the distance that the spectacle creates between viewers and violence. Additionally, they intend to activate history through the systemic collection and re-presentation of information. As artist-archivists, Rosler and Farocki incite viewers to become active participants rather than passive consumers of history.
Kimberly Paice (Advisor)
63 p.

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Brockman, K. (2006). Constructive Alienation and Terror: An Analysis of Martha Rosler’s A Simple Case for Torture (Or How to Sleep at Night) (1983), Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire (1969), and Eye/Machines (2001-3). (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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Brockman, Kristin. "Constructive Alienation and Terror: An Analysis of Martha Rosler’s A Simple Case for Torture (Or How to Sleep at Night) (1983), Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire (1969), and Eye/Machines (2001-3)." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2006. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 11 Dec 2017.

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Brockman, Kristin "Constructive Alienation and Terror: An Analysis of Martha Rosler’s A Simple Case for Torture (Or How to Sleep at Night) (1983), Harun Farocki’s Inextinguishable Fire (1969), and Eye/Machines (2001-3)." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Cincinnati, 2006. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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