Mobility Humanities Colloquium #20
2020/12/16 – Machine and Human in the Pataphysical World
Eui-Jung Han (Chungbuk National University)
Date: 2020/12/16 (Wednesday) 15:00
Place: Konkuk University New Millennium Hall #1106
In this colloquium, Professor Eui-Jung Han analyzed machines and humans in the pataphysical world beyond the metaphysics expressed in art works. Professor Han explained that, “the pataphysical world is grounded in the principle of ‘universal equivalence’ – that everything is equal and of ‘the inversion of objections.’ ” Moreover, she pointed out that pataphysicians in the early and mid-20th century such as Marcel Duchamp, represented relations between men and women, the function of history, and the relationships between humans and those who judge them by expressing him/herself in the form of a simple machine.
Dr. Eui-Jung Han received her doctoral degree in aesthetics from the University of Paris X Nanterre in France; and is currently Professor in the Department of Formative Arts at Chungbuk National University. As the director of the visual arts group The Cultural Group: Sign, Professor Han planned and directed exhibitions such as “Forgetting, Body-Without-Memory” and “Paintings Painted Paintings”. Also, she conducts research on art theory, aesthetics, and artistic philosophy. Professor Eui-Jung Han is the author of 《Merleau–Ponty’s Phenomenology and Art World》 and translated 《(L”)art : de Platon a Deleuze/Morana, Cyril》 into Korean. She also wrote journal articles 〈Marcel Duchamp as Parrhêsia〉 and 〈Museum of Obsessions: Harald Szeemann and Outsider Art〉.