The Photofilmic

Entangled Images in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Brianne Cohen (Editor), Alexander Streitberger (Editor),

Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 21

Category: Art, Media and Visual Culture, Photography

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462700420

Publication date: February 3, 2016

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Number of pages: 302

Size: 230 x 170 x mm

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Mapping the possibilities of photofilmic images.
This book explores the different ways in which art, cinema, and other forms of visual culture respond to a digitized and networked world. Traditional discourses on medium specificity, developed in distinct disciplines, often fail to provide an adequate description of the transformations that photography and film have undergone. The essays, written by internationally renowned scholars, encompass a broad range of different media such as video, documentary film, cinema, photography, and the Internet, as well as different disciplines such as art history, film studies, photography theory, visual culture studies, and media theory. In this way they deal with various practices or techniques ranging from panoramas, drone surveillance, tableau vivant, press coverage, computer-based editing, digitized financial markets, and various concepts such as temporality and contemporaneity, eco-aesthetics and forensic practice, countervisuality, human rights and political imagination, social transparency and control, thus mapping the possibilities of the continuous border-crossing movement between photographic and filmic images within contemporary art and visual culture. This volume also contains, as an artist’s contribution, a substantial and richly illustrated interview with Eric Baudelaire.

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Contributors: Eric Baudelaire (Paris), Brianne Cohen (Amherst College), Stefanie Diekmann (University of Hildesheim), Evgenia Giannouri (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle), Lilian Haberer (University of Cologne), Jana J. Haeckel (UCL), Ágnes Pethö (Sapientia University of Transylvania, Romania), Eivind Rossaak (National Library of Norway), Linda Schädler (ETH Zurich), Terry Smith (University of Pittsburgh), Alexander Streitberger (UCL), Hilde Van Gelder (KU Leuven).

Brianne Cohen & Alexander StreitbergerPart 1 Coexisting Possibilities: Multilayered Time Economies
Cotemporality, Intermediality: Time and Medium in Contemporary Art Terry Smith Futures Past: Imbricated Temporalities in Contemporary Panoramic Video Art Alexander Streitberger Eco-Aesthetics, Massacres, and the Photofilmic Brianne Cohen Specters, Animals, Youth, and Love: Inventing the Possible via Photofilmic Images Hilde Van Gelder
Part 2 The Possibility of the Impossible Eric Baudelaire interviewed by Alexander Streitberger and Hilde Van Gelder Eric Baudelaire, Letters to Max (2014)
Part 3 Conflicting States: War, Labor, Media
Questioning the Representation of War: James Coleman’s Ligne de foi and Other Works From the Late 20th Century Linda Schädler Still Moving in Shenzhen: Gravity, the Stock Exchange, and the Return of the Worker in Zachary Formwalt’s Unsupported Transit (2011) Evgenia Giannouri Opening Sequence, Standard Operation: Photography, Film, and the Computer in Errol Morris’ Standard Operating Procedure (2008) Stefanie Diekmann
Part 4 Visualizing the Gap: Intermedial Gestures and Events Who Generates the Image Error? From Hitchcock to Glitch Eivind Røssaak Figurations of the Photofilmic: Stillness versus Motion—Stillness in Motion àgnes PethÅ‘ Subtle Fractures in the Perception Modes of Media and Its Politics: Staging Photofilmic Imagery as a Form of Countervisuality Lilian Haberer Masks, Drones, and Facelessness—Digital Face Culture in the Work of Hito Steyerl and Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch Jana Johanna Haeckel
Notes on Authors

Brianne Cohen

Brianne Cohen is Visiting Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at Amherst College.

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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