Interpassivity is a concept coined about a decade ago by Slavoj Žižek and Robert Pfaller, to explain how some works of art seem to provide for their own reception. In contrast with interactive works, that can ‘realize themselves’ through participation by visitors, interpassive works are ‘self-fulfilling’.
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