Archive for the ‘Postmodernism and Memory’ Category

Belting, Hans. ‘The Transparency of the Medium’ An Anthropology of Images trans. by Thomas Dunlop (Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011) 144-168 p.144 The photographic image is usually understood as either an object trouvé. a thing that the camera find in the world, or else as the product of a camera. In other words, a photograph is […]

Baudrillard, Jean. ‘The Ecstasy of Communication’ The Anti-aesthetic ed. by Hal Foster (New York: The New Press, 1998) 145-154 p.145 The description of this whole intimate universe – projective, imaginary and symbolic – still corresponded  to the object’s status as mirror of the subject, and that in turn to the imaginaery depths of the mirror […]

p.3 Barthes ‘wanted to learn at all costs what Photography was “in itself,” by what essential feature it was to be distinguished from the community of images. p.4 What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially. p.5 The Photograph is never anything but […]

“Photographic Anamnesia: The Past in the Present” Mette Sandbye in Symbolic Imprints: Essays on Photography and Visual Culture, edited by Lars Kiel Bertelson, Rune Gade, and Mette Sandbye, Aaphus University, Oxford, 1999. p.181 [Sandbye disagrees with Sontag’s view that ‘To possess the world in the form of images is, precisely,  to re-experience the unreality and remoteness […]