128 pages with essays and colour reproductions
Essays by: Luis Jacob, Pan Wendt, and Adrian Piper
Foreword by: Barbara Fischer
Publication Year: 2010
Funk is best known as a style of dance music that originated in the African-American community in the 1960s. Funkaesthetics is premised on the idea that Funk constitutes a uniquely rich system of thought. With its interest in ancient Egypt and the allegorical futures of science-fiction its and its focus on the figure of "the alien", Funk manifests a vision of time and identity as mutable and open to transformation. This collection of original essays explores the social, political, pedagogical, and aesthetic influences of Funk culture within a trans-historical context. Participating artists include Pedro Bell, George Clinton and Will Munro.
Published By: The Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Funkaesthetics, presented at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery from February 12 to March 23, 2009, and at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown, PEI), from November 21, 2009 to February 28, 2010. Funkaesthetics explores the social, political, pedagogical, and aesthetic influences of Funk culture within a trans-historical context.