Ruins recast: appropriated and fabricated ruins in the work of Scott Myles

Paterson, D. (2015) Ruins recast: appropriated and fabricated ruins in the work of Scott Myles. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 145-153. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049048)

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Abstract

This paper discusses recent projects by Glasgow-based artist Scott Myles, and in particular a number of works which have deployed effects of ruin and ruination. Key among these is Potlatch, a 2014 piece that invoked the work of Guy Debord within the unlikely setting of Galeries Lafayette Maison. Placing Potlatch in the context of Myles’s wider practice, and in particular his uses of appropriation and fabrication in relation to ruins, the paper also seeks to situate Myles’s practice theoretically in relation to the writing of Agamben, Benjamin, Debord and others.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Dr Dominic
Authors: Paterson, D.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Performance Research
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1352-8165
ISSN (Online):1469-9990

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