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Title :

The burning mirror : photography in an ambivalent light

Author :
MILES, Melissa ;
Publication year :
2005
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Photography's etymology as light-writing is characterized by certain assumptions about the stability and transparency of light which underpin the relationship between light, truth and presence that deeply informs photography's ontology and epistemology. Foreclosed in this photological schema is light's disruptive potential. This article invokes a burning mirror to direct this capricious light onto photography, and to refigure light as an agent of excess in the medium. The photographic phenomena of lens flare, over-exposure and solarization embody points at which these ambivalent inscriptions of light converge, and will offer a means of developing an alternative approach to photographic theory. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. (3 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Lumière ; Photographie ; Technique ; Théorie ; 1900-2100 ;
Descriptors :
Light ; Photography ; Technique ; Theory ; 1900-2100 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of visual culture, 2005, 4, 3, Dec
INIST identifier :
24801636 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 1470-4129 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Sage, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;