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Variations Ii: "Escaping Stagnation" Through Movement of Signification

Hoover, Elizabeth

To understand the movement of Variations V is not to grasp just the politics of representation in the presence of its sights and sounds, but also the signification that could result through the potentiality of the culture of indeterminacy. The slippage of dijferance allows for any number of ecological, political, or technological statements. Through this Derridean play, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and the rest of the collaborators of Variations V critically engaged with American culture during the 1960s.



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March 23, 2015