- Paperback: 206 pages
- Publisher: Atropos Press (January 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983915245
- ISBN-13: 978-0983915249
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,763,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities Paperback – January 12, 2012
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Through their performance work, Cárdenas and Mehrmand introduced me to Second Life and by extension -- and with greater interest to me than the Second Life platform itself -- critical discourse and performance practice that challenge notions of what's real (or may be real) and what constitutes reality(-ies). Further, their work offers ways of reexamining the body, how / where it exists (if at all) and its ability to trans between and through realities, "real," transreal, imagined, other. Ideally, the disclosure hopes to preclude any bias alarm triggered by my 5 star rating, but her stars are in alignment and despite the book's occasional typo here and there, each star is justified.
As part of a visionary network of scholars / thinkers / artists, many of them cited / referenced / interviewed in the book, Cárdenas has created an artful, streamlined and thought provoking mix of gender / art theory, comp sci, art practice / criticality and the profoundly, courageously personal. A true joy to read.
"To say that I am transreal is a strategy for embracing a gender that exceeds daily reality on Planet Earth and that says back to all the people who have tried to make me choose between man or woman that I choose to be a shape-shifter, a dragon and a light wave." - Micha Cárdenas