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Julian Jason Haladyn

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OCAD University

Julian Jason Haladyn is an art historian and professor at OCAD University. He is the author of Boredom and Art: Passions of the Will To Boredom (Zero 2014) and Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés (Afterall 2010), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on art and critical theory. With Michael E. Gardiner he co-editor the Boredom Studies Reader (Routledge 2016), a collection of essays that focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern condition.

Biography

Julian Jason Haladyn is an art historian and professor at OCAD University. He is the author of Boredom and Art: Passions of the Will To Boredom (Zero 2014) and Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés (Afterall 2010), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on art and critical theory. With Michael E. Gardiner he co-editor the Boredom Studies Reader (Routledge 2016), a collection of essays that focuses on the historical and theoretical potential of this modern condition. In 2014 Haladyn curated two exhibitions for the McIntosh Gallery, Ron Benner: Three Questions and Janice Gurney: All The Spaces. He is also the founding Co-Editor of Blue Medium Press, a small press publishing books that promote Canadian art and cultural scholarship.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Modern and Contemporary Art, Cultural and Critical Theory, Dada and Surrealism, Marcel Duchamp, Canadian Art

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Books

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 Featured Title - Boredom Studies Reader - Gardiner & Haladyn - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Racar

“Friedrich’s Wanderer: Paradox of the Modern Subject”


Published: Sep 01, 2016 by Racar
Authors: Julian Jason Haladyn

In this text I consider the positioning of the wandering subject of Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog (1818) as an intervening medium that stands between the viewer and the sublime mountain landscape being viewed.

Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal

“On 'The Creative Act'”


Published: Apr 01, 2015 by Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal
Authors: Julian Jason Haladyn

In this text I argue for the significance of Marcel Duchamp's “The Creative Act” within modern artistic and cultural discourse, specifically examining his act of defining the relational subject positions of the artist and spectator that form the basis for his theory of art – which, I propose, can be applied to a more general consideration of the psychology of modern subjectivity.

International Journal of Žižek Studies

"Fantasies of Sexual Perversion in Marcel Duchamp’s Etant Donnés"


Published: Jan 01, 2013 by International Journal of Žižek Studies
Authors: Julian Jason Haladyn

My paper examines Marcel Duchamp’s staging of his final installation Etant donnés as a series of fantasy constructions, which are compared with Freud’s stages in “A Child is Being Beaten,” specifically in relation to an understanding of fantasy developed by Zizek, as well as Laplanche and Pontalis.

Kinema: A Journal of Film and Audiovisual Media

“Empire of Boring: The Unbearable Duration of Andy Warhol’s Films”


Published: Jan 01, 2011 by Kinema: A Journal of Film and Audiovisual Media
Authors: Julian Jason Haladyn

In this essay I consider the active integration of boredom as a temporal and conceptual strategy within the films of Andy Warhol.

Film-Philosophy Journal

“Simulation, Simulacra, and Solaris”


Published: Oct 08, 2010 by Film-Philosophy Journal
Authors: Miriam Jordan-Haladyn and Julian Jason Haladyn

This text examines and contrasts the 1971 science-fiction film Solaris by Andrei Tarkovsky with the 2002 film Solaris by Steven Soderbergh. Our text argues for the significance of simulation and simulacra in relation to the conceptual framework of Solaris, adapting as our primary model Jean Baudrillard’s concept of simulation and simulacra.

Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture

“Psychogeographical Boredom”


Published: Oct 08, 2008 by Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture
Authors: Julian Jason Haladyn

This essay examines specifically Guy Debord’s notion of psychogeography in relation to the modern condition of boredom, which, as Haladyn argues, is an ideal affective state for psychogeographical research because it opens modern subjects up to the possibilities of using their alienation as a catalyst for change – a possibility that the Debord and the SI fail to utilize.

Videos

Boredom and Art - An Interview with Julian Jason Haladyn

Published: Nov 14, 2015

In this interview with Julian Jason Haladyn, we discuss his recent book "Boredom and Art - Passions of the Will to Boredom", in the process covering a range of issues, from how boredom emerges as distinctive to the modern and post-modern experience, and how inhabiting the space of boredom can represent an act of powerful subversion (with a tip of hat to Walter Benjamin).