Page of

Transitional Objects

Transitional Objects

Dario Robleto’s Spools

Chapter:
(p.149) Six Transitional Objects
Source:
Becoming Past
Author(s):
Jane Blocker
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816696970.003.0007

This chapter studies a series of works by Dario Robleto to argue that the contemporary is productively understood as in the process of becoming history, becoming separated from the past just as the child transitions from its mother. It argues that the maternal relation, to the degree that it exists in a field of excess--overflowing with childhood artifacts, nostalgia, memories, sentiment, and affect--challenges history’s typical economy of scarcity.

Keywords:   Dario Robleto, contemporary, history, separated, past, maternal relation, challenges, economy, scarcity

Sign In

Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy and Legal Notice