This eBook, the sixth in the series of Blowup Readers released by
V2_, explores the significance of the recent philosophic
movements known as Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative
Realism for the visual and media arts. The ebook was edited in connection to the Speculative Realities exhibition.
Two artists and one collaborative duo were commissioned to
make new artworks reflecting broadly on concepts within
Object-Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism. The artists
were Tuur van Balen & Revital Cohen, Cheryl Field, and Karolina
To supplement the descriptions of the works and brief
interviews with the artists in this eBook, three new interviews were commissioned. Sven Lütticken was interviewed by Rachel
O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka was interviewed by Michael Dieter, and
Rick Dolphijn was interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak.
The exhibition took place from December 8, 2012 until
January 11, 2013 at Roodkapje, Meent 133, Rotterdam.
Realities (Blowup Reader 6) PDF
Realities (Blowup Reader 6) epub
Realities (Blowup Reader 6) mobi
1. Introduction & Curatorial Statement by Michelle
2. Blowup: Speculative Realities – Concept, list of works and
3. Interview with the commissioned artists by Michelle Kasprzak
4. New Materialism and Non-Humanisation, Jussi Parikka interviewed by Michael Dieter
5. The Techniques of Existence, Unforeseen, Rick Dolphijn interviewed by Michelle Kasprzak
6. Art History’s Objects, Sven Lütticken interviewed by Rachel O’Reilly
January 2013, Rotterdam. Copyright of the texts resides with the
Blowup is a series of events and exhibitions that explore
contemporary questions from multiple viewpoints. Blowup zooms in
on ideas, bringing into focus clear pictures of how art, design,
philosophy, and technology are transforming our lives – or
reinforcing the status quo.
Blowup is curated by Michelle Kasprzak.
Blowup design by Arjen de Jong (Buro Duplex).
Photographs by Jan Nass.
Contributions by Cohen Van Balen, Michael Dieter, Rick
Dolphijn, Cheryl Field, Michelle Kasprzak, Sven Lütticken, Rachel
O’Reilly, Jussi Parikka, Karolina Sobecka.