Heterogeneous Objects

Intermedia and Photography after Modernism

Raphaël Pirenne (Editor), Alexander Streitberger (Editor),

Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 15

Category: Art, Media and Visual Culture, Photography

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058679437

Publication date: October 1, 2013

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Number of pages: 208

Size: 240 x 160 x mm

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Exploring the influence of other media on contemporary photography.
‘Heterogeneous Objects’ provides various essays that explore the encounter of photography with other media since the 1960s. The essays offer new ways of thinking about photography beyond modernist notions of medium specificity and autonomy based upon the idea that a photograph does not rely on a coherent system of codes but is almost always encountered as a fragmented, partial object. Addressing recent debates in art history and photography theory, film studies, and media theory, the contributions cover a broad array of approaches, relating photography to issues of the panorama, surveillance, sculpture, transformation and processuality, and the development of new media categories. Rather than conceiving of photography as a medium, the aim is to reconsider the photograph as a historically, theoretically, and culturally embedded heterogeneous object that is always related to, in contact with, or shaped by other media.

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Contributors: Diarmuid Costello (University of Warwick), Steven Jacobs (University of Gent), Joanna Lowry (University of Brighton), Marcel Marburger (Universität der Künste, Berlin), Raphaël Pirenne (Université catholique de Louvain), Yvonne Spielmann (University of the West of Scotland), Alexander Streitberger (Université catholique de Louvain), Hilde Van Gelder (University of Leuven)

Raphaël Pirenne & Alexander Streitberger

1 Automat, Automatic, Automatism: Rosalind Krauss and Stanley Cavell on Photography and the ‘Photographically-Dependent’ Arts
Diarmuid Costello

2 Eleven Color Photographs
Nauman, Man Ray and Wittgenstein: The Skepticism of the Medium
Raphaël Pirenne

3 The Return of the Panorama
Alexander Streitberger

4 Panoptic City: Topography and Photography of the Scrutinizing Gaze
Steven Jacobs

5 The Visual Flow: Fixity and Transformation in Photo- and Videographic Imagery
Yvonne Spielmann

6 From Perception to Projection: On the Future of Technical Images
Marcel René Marburger

7 Orozco, Heidegger and The Visibility of Things
Joanna Lowry

8 Intermediality, for the Sake of Radical Neutrality, in Peter Friedl’s Work 149
Hilde Van Gelder

Notes on the Authors

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Raphaël Pirenne

Raphaël Pirenne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and editor of the art journal SIC.

Alexander Streitberger

Alexander Streitberger is professor of modern and contemporary art history at the UCLouvain and director of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art, and Visual Culture.

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