Precarious visualities : new perspectives on identification in contemporary art and visual culture / edited by Olivier Asselin, Johanne Lamoureux, Christine Ross.

"Through the study of exemplary media works and practices - photography, film, video, performance, installations, web cams - scholars from various disciplines call attention to the unsettling of identification and the disablement of vision in contemporary aesthetics. To look at an image that pr...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Other Authors: Lamoureux, Johanne (Editor), Ross, Christine, 1958- (Editor), Asselin, Olivier (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008.
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Summary:"Through the study of exemplary media works and practices - photography, film, video, performance, installations, web cams - scholars from various disciplines call attention to the unsettling of identification and the disablement of vision in contemporary aesthetics. To look at an image that prevents the stabilization of identification, identity and place; to perceive a representation that oscillates between visibility and invisibility; to relate to an image which entails a rebalancing of sight through the valorization of other senses; to be exposed, through surveillance devices, to the gaze of new figures of authority - the aesthetic experiences examined here concern a spectator whose perception lacks in certainty, identification, and opticality what it gains in fallibility, complexity, and interrelatedness. Precarious Visualities provides a new understanding of spectatorship as a relation that is at once corporeal and imaginary, and persistently prolific in its cultural, social, and political effects."--Pub. desc.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 438 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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