Camouflage and Mimetic Practices with Patricia Lyons (2013)

Ostensibly a 20th century invention, the origins of camouflage appear in a deep-rooted past, where the figure of history disappears in its surroundings. The mimetic effect of camouflage can be glimpsed in a chameleon’s colourings, or heard in the tick tock soundings of onomatopoeic words. In this lecture, Patricia Lyons explores mimetic practices in order to draw out the complex entanglements that articulates the observer and the observed.

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