The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

During the summer months of 2011, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst sculpture project The Garden of Forking Paths was a guest on the Froh Ussicht estate, owned by the Blum family, in Samstagern, Zurich.The project alluded to the Sacro ...

Author: Heike Munder

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 3037642327

Category: Art

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During the summer months of 2011, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst sculpture project "The Garden of Forking Paths" was a guest on the Froh Ussicht estate, owned by the Blum family, in Samstagern, Zurich. The project alluded to the "Sacro Bosco" in Bomarzo (Italy), the enchanted Renaissance garden, which features sculptures shrouded in mystery and eccentric architecture that over time became overgrown (so-called "follies"). In this context, the invited artists Pablo Bronstein, Liz Craft, Ida Ekblad, Geoffrey Farmer, Kerstin Kartscher, Ragnar Kjartansson, Fabian Marti, Peter Regli, and Thiago Rocha Pitta created their own fantastic narratives. This anthology, which accompanies the project, enlarges the exhibition with texts dealing with the history of follies, landscape gardening, and the interaction between art and garden.
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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

Tales of mazes, puzzles, lost labyrinths and bookish mysteries

Author: Jorge Luis Borges

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241339057

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Summer was drawing to a close, and I realized that the book was monstrous.' These labyrinthine short stories dissolve the boundary between reality and illusion and describe the limits of infinity.
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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

The book is a collectible item, perfect as a gift for bibliophiles, who might love the work of Borges.

Author: Christian Bök

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ISBN: 1364972751

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Jorge Luis Borges in ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ imagines a novel by the Chinese writer Ts’ui Pen — a novel that features a hero named Fang who, when faced with a variety of potential, narrative outcomes for a decision, does not simply select one of these paths, thereby eliminating all others; instead, Fang can pursue the storylines for each of his decisions simultaneously. The novel thus retells the myriad fables that branch away from each of these crucial moments in the life of the hero — hence: ‘all possible outcomes occur; each one is the point of departure for other forkings.’Jorge Luis Borges depicts such a novel as a lost maze — ‘a labyrinth of labyrinths,’ whose complexity verges on the Infinite, encompassing the entirety of the Universe itself in ‘an invisible labyrinth of time.’ Each passage branches off into ‘diverse futures,’ all concurrent with each other in multiple, but parallel, worlds. Each fable has innumerable digressions from its storyline, as some forkings converge on a certain outcome, while other forkings disperse from each other, resulting in radically different endings, despite having originated from this same line of events.‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ by Christian Bök imagines an alternative possibility for such a tale by Jorge Luis Borges, doing so by citing the English version (written by Donald A. Yates), converting this translation into a series of ‘floor plans’ for mazes. Segments of the text (200 characters in length) have been converted into HRQR codes, each of which constitutes a work of nearly asemic, visual poetry, decodable by an automated, robot viewer, if not by a diligent, human reader. Each letter in the text thus becomes a partition in what Borges might describe as ‘a labyrinth of symbols.’The hardcover is limited to an edition of 25 copies for sale, after which the book is going to be discontinued. The book is a collectible item, perfect as a gift for bibliophiles, who might love the work of Borges.
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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

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Author: John King

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018298803

Category: Motion picture industry

Page: 144

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No Marketing Blurb
Categories: Motion picture industry

The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

Author: Octavio Zaya

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ISBN: PSU:000048371971

Category: Art, Latin American

Page: 217

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Tendenser i latinamerikansk samtidskunst, illustreret ved gengivelse af 24 kunstneres værker inden for den eksperimenterende kunst.
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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

My visual tribute to Bradford Angier's "How to Stay Alive In the Woods"

Author: Robert Rissman

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ISBN: 1034305174

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My visual tribute to Bradford Angier's "How to Stay Alive In the Woods"
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The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

Author: Don Pollack

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ISBN: OCLC:174528576

Category: Allerton Park (Monticello, Ill.)

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Categories: Allerton Park (Monticello, Ill.)

The Garden of Forking Paths

The Garden of Forking Paths

"The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists.

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ISBN: 0648258432

Category: Art, Modern

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"The Garden of Forking Paths brings together the distinctive practices of Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa, finding points of connection and divergence in the trajectories of these two highly accomplished artists. The project takes its name from the title of modernist Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges' intricate and magical short story from 1941. Part philosophy, part science fiction and part riddle, Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths is a richly multidimensional text that conjures up coexistent but dynamically shifting realms of time and space. The exhibition similarly traces two very different timeframes, durations and approaches to making. Australian artist Mira Gojak presents new work alongside drawings, sculptures, installations and photographs spanning more than twenty years, while the practice of her Japanese counterpart Takehito Koganezawa is represented by performative video drawings and new improvisational works together with a sampling of earlier works on paper. To varying degrees both artists lyrically register the fluid instabilities of existence and consciousness - shifting gravities interspersed with moments of weightlessness, the flux and passage of time, and the very elemental processes of growth, entropy and decay. Tracing the affinities, differences and overlapping and divergent impulses that link and separate Gojak's and Koganezawa's work, The Garden of Forking Paths seeks to enter into the evocative, multiple parallel possibilities, realities and territories that they each poetically create."--Publisher website.
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Borges as Reader

Borges as Reader

Author: Isela Maria Verdugo

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ISBN: OCLC:62110525

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Borges 2 0

Borges 2 0

After Barrenechea , a growing body of scholarship has examined Borges ' s “ The
Garden of Forking Paths ” with reference to chaos theory and complex systems .
In his article “ Quantum Theory , Spacetime and Borges ' s Bifurcations ...

Author: Perla Sassón-Henry

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820497142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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Borges 2.0: From Text to Virtual Worlds analyzes Jorge Luis Borges's «The Library of Babel», «The Garden of Forking Paths», and «The Intruder» from a tripartite perspective that encompasses literature, science, and technology. This book underscores developments in chaos theory during the 1980s and their intricate connections with Borges's works and the digital world. Without losing sight of this critical framework, this study also takes into account Deleuze and Guattari's rhizome theory and Umberto Eco's theory on labyrinths. Borges 2.0 is unique in its analysis of how Borgesian texts relate to science and technology at the same time that science and the virtual world illuminate Borges's texts to provide a new reading of his work.
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Magical Realism

Magical Realism

Borges ' " The Garden of Forking Paths " offers a distinct illustration of this point .
Within its detective - story framework , his story describes a magical novel ( The
Garden of Forking Paths ) which , through a play of textual supplementation ...

Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822316404

Category: Literary Criticism

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On magical realism in literature
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Killer Books

Killer Books

The Garden of Forking Paths " is the closest Borges ever came to a sustained
reflection on ethics , and as such , it offers additional insights into Borges's
cautionary views on writing . In " The Garden of Forking Paths , " Borges
elaborates on the ...

Author: Aníbal González

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292728395

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Aníbal González's book is a rich, exquisitely erudite, highly original, brilliantly argued essay about profound ethical issues in the history of writing literature in Spanish America. . . . It is the work of a consummate and recognized critic at the height of his powers."--César A. Salgado, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas at AustinWriting and violence have been inextricably linked in Spanish America from the Conquest onward. Spanish authorities used written edicts, laws, permits, regulations, logbooks, and account books to control indigenous peoples whose cultures were predominantly oral, giving rise to a mingled awe and mistrust of the power of the written word that persists in Spanish American culture to the present day. In this masterful study, Aníbal González traces and describes how Spanish American writers have reflected ethically in their works about writing's relation to violence and about their own relation to writing. Using an approach that owes much to the recent "turn to ethics" in deconstruction and to the works of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas, he examines selected short stories and novels by major Spanish American authors from the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries: Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, Manuel Zeno Gandía, Teresa de la Parra, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and Julio Cortázar. He shows how these authors frequently display an attitude he calls "graphophobia," an intense awareness of the potential dangers of the written word.
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