Ruins Recast: Appropriated and fabricated ruins in the work of Scott Myles

Dominic Paterson, Scott Myles (Subject)

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Abstract

This paper discusses recent projects by Glasgow-based artist Scott Myles, and in particular a number of works which have deployed effects of ruin and ruination. Key among these is Potlatch, a 2014 piece that invoked the work of Guy Debord within the unlikely setting of Galeries Lafayette Maison. Placing Potlatch in the context of Myles's wider practice, and in particular his uses of appropriation and fabrication in relation to ruins, the paper also seeks to situate Myles's practice theoretically in relation to the writing of Agamben, Benjamin, Debord and others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-153
JournalPerformance Research
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2015

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  • Potlatch

    Myles, S., 2019, University of Dundee.

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