Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Bellmer: Chapter Headings

TAYLOR, S. [2000] Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety. Cambridge: MIT
Fetishism & the First Doll
The Self-Proclaimed Oedipal Son
An Iconography of the Nursery
Uncanny Automata
Sadomasochism, Castration Anxiety, & the Ball-Jointed Doll
Doll Games: Pleasure in Pain
Pseudo-rationality & the Virtual Body
Mechanical Metaphors in the Service of Symmetry
Transgression, Pornography, Scoptophilia
Bellmer Illustrates Bataille
Loving & Loathing the Father
The Resort to Perversion

LICHTENSTEIN, T. [2001] Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer. Berkeley: University of California
The World is a Scandal
Reconfiguring the Body: Anagrams of Anatomy
The Hermaphrodite in Me
The Hysterical Body
Return to the Enchanted Garden of Childhood

Georges Bataille [France] – intellectual and literary figure; literature, anthropology, philosophy, economics, sociology, art history; eroticism, sovereignty and transgression at core of his writings
Castration – to weaken somebody/something
Hermaphrodite – Person who has both sexes
Nursery – child’s bedroom or playroom in house
Oedipus – tragic figure in Greek mythology; unwittingly killed his father and married his mother
Perversion – Unusual sexual practice
Sadomasochism – gaining of sexual gratification by alternately or simultaneously enduring pain to somebody else, or the acts that produce such gratification
Transgression – Disobedience


  1. Hi Robin,
    I'm not quite sure what the purpose of this is? Why are you just copying out the chapter titles?

    The glossary... fair enough, if it is helping you to define certain expressions etc (although I don't think you need to define 'nursery'?)

  2. Hi Robin,

    I'm a bit concerned that your productivity in terms of research is actually a 'bad habit' - in so much as you'd rather gather information and copy/paste it, then deal with the creative challenge of investigating your brief and your ideas for it though original work and drawing and actual 'Robin-made content'... You keep giving your time and energy to peripheral tasks. Everyone is beginning to be impacted upon by the stress you're feeling - and yet your stress is self-inflicted, because you're giving disproportionate time and energy to the tasks that are not helping you develop your project. How about we see less stuff copy/pasted from other sources, and more original content from you?