Dinge teilen

Author(s): Hennig, Anke
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Russian constructivism’s motif of an »insurgence of things« leads to the imperative of a liberation of things, which turns away from their representation and declares a Bilderverbot (prohibition of representation) in order to create new things for »new men.« These things – for example, clothing and articles of daily use – overleap the opposition between object and thingness. Their essence, as contemporary Russian phenomenology (Gustav Špet, Nikolaj Žinkin) affi rms, is not constituted by any »ideal object«, but by social usage, which involves it in an interminable metamorphosis.

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Hennig, Anke: Dinge teilen. In: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, Jg. 3 (2012), Nr. 1, S. 185-202. DOI:
 author = {Hennig, Anke},
 title = {Dinge teilen},
 year = 2012,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 3,
 address = {Hamburg},
 journal = {ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung},
 number = 1,
 pages = {185--202},
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