Episode: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media

Episode: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media
Library Shelf Location 30.BEEC
Publication Date 2008

Media-culture is an undeniable force in our lives. Its pervasive and pleasurable power has primarily been located in discourses on `spectacle' and the persistent
connections between technology and dominance. However, when traditional modes of critique produce and use a media-culture, the question of how our experiences of images constitute the political is imperative.

This first collection of essays edited by the research group Curating Video brings
together an international field of researchers from the realms of cultural studies, visual art, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy to explore new contexts and issues that are crucial to understanding the experience and meaning of images. Without idealising or demonising media culture these essays interrogate the critical status of lens-based media, taking up the pressing dilemmas of a politics of the image and its contemporary condition.

ISBN 9781906441036
Quantity 1
Pages 135 p. ; 23 cm.
Editors Amanda Beech, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Sharon Kivland, Norman M Klein, Suhail Malik, Matthew Poole, Uriel Orlow, Johanna Sumiala
Format Paperback
Publisher Artwords Press, London
Categories Film and Artists' Moving Image, Photography
Language English

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