Attempting to explore the transdisciplinary aspects of artistic practice, this book revisits a tipping point in art history: the invention of preconceptual and minimal art forms by George Brecht
, a chemical engineer and artist.
Using Basarab Nicolescu's manifesto as well as René Berger's aesthetic implications of transdisciplinarity, the author tries to put forward a paradigm of art that, having passed the revolutionary period initiated by Duchamp
and Brecht, would continue to develop today.
Erik Avert holds a PhD in Arts from the University of Lorraine. His research has focused on the philosophical, social and spiritual sources of some of the radical avant-gardes, notably Fluxus
. He also practices video and sound art inspired by these syncretic visions of art.