Episode: The Pleasure and Persuasion of Lens Based Media
Friday 28 November, 2008
The Pleasure and Persuasion of Lens Based Media
Concentrating on the forces of both pleasure and persuasion in lens based
media, this conference explores media-culture and its political affect
through the determination and locus of ‘spectacle’; the exchange
of experiential affects; and the persistent relations of technology and
domination in the democratic field? We extend these questions to art practice,
something that is increasingly relevant when artworks can be seen to share
the same experiential field, both using and producing a media-culture.
Here we focus on the experiential affect of contemporary artworks and
media culture and their consequent mutation into and reception as fact.
This one day conference draws from an international field of researchers
that reaches across the territories of art history, political philosophy,
psychoanalysis, cultural and media studies and curation, to ask how the
formation of spaces, images and our experiences of them go to produce
and generate belief in lens based media.
Organised by the Curating Video Research Group