Critical Writing Index

Networked Bodies in Cyberspace: Orchestrating the Trans-Subjective in the Video Artworks of Natalie Bookchin

by April Durham

Art Journal, Sept Fall 2013, v. 72, no. 3, pp. 66-82

Durham explores the prevalent and anxious relationship that exists between corporeal bodies and the cybernetic world in the work of video artist Natalie Bookchin. Bookchin’s video installations examine the ways in which social, cultural, and political realities are communicated through amateur videos posted by the public online. Durham describes how these vast networks influence the subjective experience, creating a trans-subjectivity. Her account of Bookchin’s work aims to reveal and question contemporary society’s collective fear of accepting the evolution of individuality caused by computational systems and networks.

ITEM 2013.139 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

TestamentNatalie Bookchin

Laid OffNatalie Bookchin

Mass OrnamentNatalie Bookchin

I Am NotNatalie Bookchin