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Phoebe Gloeckner Interview


Adrian Holme interviewed Professor Phoebe Gloeckner for Varoom! Magazine’s Empathy Issue.” They discuss her illustrations for the annotated edition of J.G. Ballard’s deeply controversial novel, The Atrocity Exhibition (1991, Re/​Search Publications, with photos by Ana Barrado) in relation to Ballard’s idea that we live in a culture beyond empathy.” How does one visually express the idea of the death of affect?” 

Varoom! (Illustration, Culture, Society) is the journal of the British Association of Illustrators (AOI)