Category Archives: Liber Creature/

The post-Darwinian liber creaturae (free creature) is an organism that can pass through, pass between, and in cases of genetic mutation, pass beyond autonomous life forms. In a world with liber creatures, our world, any concept of ‘the living’ becomes diffuse, distributed, and even invisible. The liber creature defies our boundaries of life and by extension, death.

LIBRARY SHELF: On the Animation of the Inorganic

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Papapetros, Spyros; On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture and the Extension of Life (2012) ICI Shelf: Current Project First Line: “Animation starts with little things: accessories, supplements, fabric extensions.” Last Line: “The nymph’s built legacy displays the way … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Frankenstein, Creation and Monstrosity

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Bann, Stephen; ed. Frankenstein, Creation and Monstrosity (1994) ICI Shelf: Body Last Line: “Another man, dying in Monravia, devoured the linen of a woman interred next to him.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (10-31-12)

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LIBRARY SHELF: Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life

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Santino, Jack; ed. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life (1994) ICI Shelf: Body Last Line: “Instead, the graves and the yards construct interlocking worlds and open lines of communication for the living, the dead, and the spirits in … Continue reading

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EARTH SAMPLE: Pond of Ashes from Birkenau, Poland

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21641

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Museum Without Walls

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André Malraux is perhaps best known for his idea of the “Museum Without Walls”, a museum in the mind, comprising the art of past centuries and civilizations. Malraux visualized art without the traditional confines (and constructs) of the museum grouping, … Continue reading

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