History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image

History in Motion: Time in the Age of the Moving Image
Library Shelf Location 30.LUTT
Publication Date 2013

Sven LüttickenHistory in Motion
Time in the Age of the Moving Image

The moving image has irrevocably redefined our experience and construction of history. In the contemporary economy of time, history has become an image in motion, a series of events animated and performed through various media. Analyzing a variety of films, video pieces, and performances, Sven Lütticken evaluates the impact that our changing experience of time has had on the actualization of history in the present. In the process, he considers the role of shock and suspense, of play and games, the rise and ubiquity of television, transformed notions of leisure and labor time, and a new “natural history” marked by climate change.

The interplay between the time of daily life and historical time end between live event and mediatization is at the core of History in Motion. In this context, Lütticken questions the relation between the representations or restagings of the past and the events of a history that is currently in progress. This history in motion constitutes a fractured present in which possible futures are implicit.

ISBN 9783943365894
Quantity 1
Pages 311 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Author Sven Lütticken
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Category Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Performance Art, Television, Collective memory and motion pictures, Film and video art, Mass media — Influence, Mass media — Philosophy, Time in motion pictures, Motion pictures, History — Psychological aspects, History — Philosophy — History — 21st century, History — Philosophy — History — 20th century, Time — Psychological aspects, Time — Philosophy — History — 21st century, Time — Philosophy — History — 20th century
Language English

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