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Artworks: works of art are human creations that are not directly focussed on the maintenance of life functions, but are intended to open the possibility for a realization that is freed from life-world constraints and purposes. At the same time, works of art should allow us to look at these constraints. In the modern world, works of art escape direct intelligibility to the extent that understanding itself has increasingly become a necessity of the everyday world. See also aesthetics, art, critique, society, history, enlightenment, recognition.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Rötzer I 66/67
Artwork/Flusser: The second principle of thermodynamics has to be interpreted in such a way that the interesting things become increasingly rare. Works of art are not based on any theory, especially not on the information theory, they remain relatively uninformative and likely!
Flusser: it is not the size of works of art that is to be denied, but the production of them is to be freed from their mystical aura in order to be able to better estimate their size.
What does an author do? He collects information that he finds in already produced works according to criteria of his time, to which he adds information from a concrete life. Among the self-acquired information may also be noises, i. e. previously unavailable information. (II 68)
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Rötzer I 70
Art making needs to be mechanized and theorized. (Ethics, behaviour and aesthetics, experience are never separated).
Common sense/Flusser: proves to be a reactionary element here. Characteristic of the present.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Fl I
V. Flusser
Kommunikologie Mannheim 1996

Rötz I
F. Rötzer
Kunst machen? München 1991


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