Tension appears in many contexts and carries diverse meanings. It tends
to be viewed as something to be avoided and reduced in politics; to be
explained, worked through, and resolved in therapy or science; to be
endured and sustained in modern art; or to be sought after and enjoyed in
popular culture. This volume brings together contributions from several
academic and artistic fields in order to question the self-evidence of the
deceptively simple term ‘tension and explore the possibility of productive
transfers among different forms und understandings of tension. Refusing
the temptation of a stabilizing synthesis, it establishes a dense web of
approaches, providing a new critical paradigm for further inquiry.
Christoph F. E. Holzhey is the founding director of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry and holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Princeton University as well as a Ph.D. in German Literature from Columbia University.
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