Archive for the ‘Performance & Photography’ Category

Judgement Day

10Jan13

Agamben, Giorgio. ‘Judgement Day’ Profanations translated by Jeff Fort (New York: Zone Books, 2010) 23-27 p.23 What quality fascinates and entrances me in the photographs I love? I believe it is this: for me, photography in some way captures the Last Judgement; it represents the world as it appears on the last day. the Day […]


Kotz, Liz. ‘Language Between Performance and Photography’ October. Winter 2005, Issue 111, 3-21. p.3 Although there is a tendency to see language as something like the “signature style” of Conceptual work, it is important to remember that the turn to language as an artistic material occurs earlier, with the profusion of text-based scores, instructions, and performance notations that […]


Wells, Liz. ‘Sense of Location: Topography, Journey, Memory’ (London: I.B.Taurus, 2011) 261-302 p.261 [describing Jem Southam’s ‘River Hayle January 2000’] However, naturalised, this is a landscape that has been subject to extensive human intervention – the markers are there for our information, whether we are physically present, or viewers of photographs which operate in observational […]


Langford, Martha. ‘Speaking the Album: An Application of the Oral-Photographic Framework’ Locating Memory: Photographic Acts ed. by Annette Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2006) 223-246 p.223 […] attention to the photographic album since the mid-1960s can be said to constitute in itself a model ‘thought community’, an idea of album sustained by […]


Making Meaning

10Oct11

Willumson, Glenn. ‘Making Meaning: Displaced materiality in the library and art museum’ Photographs Objects Histories: On the materiality of images ed. by Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart (London: Routledge, 2004) 62-80 p.62 Although they are initially treasured for their ability to reproduce a person, an event or a location, the passage of time is not […]


Flusser, Vilem. ‘The Gesture of Photography’ Towards a Philosophy of Photography (London: Reaktion Books, 2000) 33-40 p.33 The acts of resistance on the part of culture, the cultural conditionality of things, can be seem in the act of photography, and this can, in theory, be read off from photographs themselves. In theory, cultural conditions seem, […]


The Family Gaze

17Feb11

Haldrop, Michael; Larsen, Jonas. ‘The Family Gaze’ Tourist Studies 3 (London: Sage Publications, 2003) pp.23-46 p.24 Despite the fact that taking photographs is perhaps the emblematic tourist practice and that tourist studies have been dominated by a visual paradigm of gazing, remarkably little sustained research has explored the general connections between tourism and popular tourist […]


Edwards, Elizabeth ‘Thinking photography beyond the visual?’ Photography: Theoretical Snapshots ed. by Long, J.J., Noble, Andrea, and Welch, Edward (Oxon: Routledge, 2009) pp.31-48 p.31 [Edwards wants] to consider ways in which we might extend our understanding of photography beyond the visual itself and thus extend our theory of photography beyond the dominant semiotic, linguistic and […]


Edwards, Elizabeth. ‘Photographs as Objects of Memory’ Material Memories ed. by Marius Kwint, Christopher Breward, Jeremy Aynsley, (Oxford: Berg, 1999) 221-236 p.222 [Edwards shall] shift the methodological focus away from content alone, arguing that it is not merely the image qua image that is the focus of contemplation, evocation and memory, but that its material […]


Green, David., Lowry, Joanna., ‘From Presence to the Performative: rethinking photographic indexicality’ Where is the photograph? ed. by David Green (Maidstone: Photoworks; Brighton: Photoforum, 2003) 47-60 p.47 Beginning in the late 1980s and gathering momentum with the increasing availability of these new technologies, the force of critical opinion has lain largely with those who – […]