No end to the end: the desert as eschatology in late modernity

Nardelli, Matilde (2014) No end to the end: the desert as eschatology in late modernity. Tate Papers (22). ISSN 1753-9854

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Abstract

At the height of the Cold War, artists, writers and filmmakers in America turned to the desert as a space in which notions of ‘the end’ could be articulated. Unpacking the desert’s associations with nuclear apocalypse and environmental ruination, this paper explores works of art and film – by Jean Tinguely, Michelangelo Antonioni and Robert Smithson – in which the end is imagined to be immanent, repetitive and entropic.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014 Matilde Nardelli
Subjects: Film and television
Arts > Art and design history
Depositing User: Matilde Nardelli
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:36
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1518

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