“Somehow, Khleifi has managed in his film to record Farah’s first visit to her land. We see her step tentatively onto a field; then she turns around slowly with arms outstretched. A look of puzzled serenity comes over her face. There is a little hint on it of pride in ownership. The film unobtrusively registers the fact that she is there on her land, which is also there; as for the circumstances intervening between these two facts, we remember the useless title deed and Israeli possession, neither of which is actually visible.
This book explores the multifarious ways in which art, cinema, and other forms of visual culture respond to a digitized and networked world. Traditional discourses on medium specificity, developed in distinct disciplines, often fail to provide an adequate description of the transformations that photography and film have undergone.
Round table with Victor Burgin (ehem. University of California, Santa Cruiz), Alexander Streitberger, Stéphane Symons (KU Leuven) and Hilde Van Gelder (KU Leuven)
Lecture by Alexander Streitberger: Embalmed Reality: Diorama, Photography, Taxidermy