Criticism, theory & documents
 
Labex / ArTeC
 
The Labex Arts-H2H (www.labex-arts-h2h.fr) explores new connections between arts, humanities, sciences and techniques, between the physical space and the data space, between artistic forms and their mediation. Its projects are transdisciplinary and collaboratively developed, bringing together corpuses, methodologies and scientific formats with artistic creation. The Labex Arts-H2H creates spaces for hybrid experimentations, between theory and practice, and its research connects arts to the world, to social sciences and experimental sciences, considering new configurations brought by the digital age.
 
Architectures de mémoire
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Les architectures complexes des nouveaux « palais de mémoire », des bibliothèques, archives et musées aux structures informatiques, bases de données et fermes de serveurs qui alimentent le flux de données sur le réseau.
Zoe Beloff - Techniques de la distraction
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Two texts by New York artist Zoe Beloff, pioneer in the field of “media archeology”, whose works are at the crossroads of avant-garde art, popular cultures and critical theory.
Carmelo Bene - L\'esthétique du déplaisir
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Two interviews in which Carmelo Bene exposes his working method and his ideas on television, and opens a reflection on the links between artistic avant-gardism and mass diffusion.
Brian Massumi - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Simon Frith - Une sociologie des musiques populaires
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Two studies by the pionneer of the popular music studies.
Star Turns in Hollywood Musicals
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.
Stars et solistes du musical hollywoodien
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
This book focuses on the distinctiveness of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. These stars were cast for their specific dancing or singing skills, that could be recognized by audiences and sold by the studios' publicity machine. They acquired Hollywood stardom through a dialogue with highbrow culture and mass industry, that cinema tried to bring into harmony. This collection brings together the contributions of American, British and French researchers.
Dieter Schnebel - Son et corps
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
A collection of theoretical texts by the German composer: a valuable testimony of his research on the musical link between sound and body.
The Digital Subject
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
An interdisciplinary reflection on the new figures of subjectivity in the digital age.
Mário Pedrosa - Discours aux Tupiniquins
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
The great Brazilian critic Mário Pedrosa (1900-1981)'s farewell to art criticism, written to his countrymen in the manner of Montesquieu's Persian Letters.
Jane Feuer - Mythologies du film musical
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
First French translation of a pioneering study on Hollywood musicals.
 Jack Burnham & Hans Haacke - Esthétique des systèmes
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
First French translation of the two famous essays in which Jack Burnham draws the profile of an “aesthetic systems.”
Le sujet digital
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
An interdisciplinary reflection on the new figures of subjectivity in the digital age.
Friedrich Kittler - Mode protégé
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
A reflection on the domination of the software industry on our use of computers, which calls for a stimulating reinterpretation of materialism.
N. Katherine Hayles - Parole, écriture, code
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
How the impact of code on everyday life has become comparable to that of speech and writing.


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