Dematerialization

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Dematerialization

The process by which stocks and other securities cease to be represented by a physical certificate and become electronically recorded. Dematerialization has gradually become more common as computers have become more sophisticated and exchanges increasingly decide to close their trading floors.
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Tactile associations persist - Appel's perspectival views and Calame's diagrammed spills are impossible to read as purely abstract, dematerialized schema; the desire to inspect the works' surfaces as well as imaginatively project oneself beyond them is as much aroused as confounded.
Projects such as these prompt us to reflect on the shelf life of these "dematerialized" artworks which contested authorial mastery and courted ephemerality.