Session 3 (01/25)


Photography is subversive, not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.

Photography questions our own identity and subjectivity.

The source of the image is a bruise.

What does it mean today, in the age of digitial degeneration and manipulation of sources, to speak of movement, tonality, composition, lighting, texture, color.

What does it mean at this historical moment to be (sincerely) banal, in an image-culture environment swamped with icons, myths, festishes, litanies of cliches.

The human senses function as limiters to the total amount of energy that bombards our beings. The main problem for artists using video/photography these days lies in deciding what not to record. (Bill Viola)

Recording a scene is a first step towards second-generating. How many generations later is the image of a dance, of a mask, of skin, of an object, of a voice, a digitized myth, and what kind of myth would it be, in relation to the compliant truth of experience.

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