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Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Jill H. Casid


Theorizing vision and power at the intersections of the histories of psychoanalysis, media, scientific method, and colonization, this book poaches the prized instruments at the heart of the so-called scientific revolution: the projecting telescope, camera obscura, magic lantern, solar microscope, and prism. From the beginnings of what is retrospectively enshrined as the origins of the Enlightenment and in the wake of colonization, the scene of projection has functioned as a contraption for creating a fantasy subject of discarnate vision for the exercise of “reason.” The book demonstrates acros ... More

Keywords: scientific revolution, projecting telescope, camera obscura, magic lantern, solar microscope, prism, Enlightenment, projection, queer art projects, feminist art projects

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816646692
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill H. Casid, author