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Glocalism

The art of Laurens Tan

Benjamin Genocchio

LAURENS TAN, Well, the Image is One Thing, 1994, sheet steel, Wattyl eurocryl auto finishes, timber, vinyl, video, fabrication Laurens Tanm and Wil Soeterboek, approx. 230 x 250 x 277 cm. Photograph Erica Woods

Visions of disembodiment pervade cyber fiction and the critical literature on new media art practices as a kind of utopian ideal, promising access to a fluid interface, a sort of digital fountain of youth through which one can leave the decaying hulk of a body behind and glide effortlessly between…

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