The Photofilmic

Entangled Images in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Edited by Brianne Cohen and Alexander Streitberger

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Edited volume - paperback

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 Streitberger
Part 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
àgnes 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

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 230 × 170 mm

302 pages

ISBN: 9789462700420

Publication: February 03, 2016

Series: Lieven Gevaert Series 21

Languages: English

Stock item number: 106828

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