_the dialectics of attention

On the practice of Awst/Walther

It is possible to apply Georg Franck’s law of the economy of attention to the artistic practice of the Welsh-German artist duo Awst & Walther: as the highest commodity of today’s rich societies, attention in its dematerialised form represents both the beginning and the end of the value creation chain. As energy rather than physical material, attention becomes a form of dedication that does not necessarily differentiate between form and content, or between object and surroundings. …
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Be Magazin #18. Berlin: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2011. p. 14. German/English
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