Who is in the group?
Cemal, Mia, Felix, Andreas, Sonia
Group 1: What is the apparatus? Author and apparatus as one organism? Consciousness of the apparatus (tool to create images)
a) the apparatus being consicous
b) we being conscious of the apparatus
- Lacanian Gaze
- Gilles Deleuze
- Michel Foucault:
This is not a Pipe - https://monoskop.org/images/9/99/Foucault_Michel_This_Is_Not_a_Pipe.pdf
-The Fright of Real Tears: Krzysztof Kieślowski Between Theory and Post-Theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fright_of_Real_Tears
(Indexicality - C.S. Peirce, Noam Chomsky - semiotics of photography and film.) (Talk by Isabelle Graw and Benjamin Buchloh on different theories of indexicality (de and en) https://www.textezurkunst.de/99/lost-traces-life/)
CORE BOOKS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: John Berger: -Ways of Seeing: http://waysofseeingwaysofseeing.com/ -Understanding a photograph: http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Winter16/8/Berger.pdf Jeff Wall: Conceptual, Postconceptual, Nonconceptual: Photography and the Depictive Arts https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667420?seq=4#metadata_info_tab_contents -Hito Steyerl
Joanna Zylinska: Nonhuman Photography - https://research.gold.ac.uk/20871/1/MED_Zylinska_2015c.pdf (intro) https://www.nonhuman.photography/
Light and Photomedia: A New History and Future of the Photographic Image - Jai McKenzie
Vilem Flusser: Apparatus Theory - which texts fit into this domain? - Flusser: http://cmuems.com/excap/readings/flusser-towards-a-philosophy-of-photography.pdf
What is an Apparatus? - Georgio Agamben - https://soundenvironments.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/agamben-what-is-and-apparatus.pdf
Burden of Representation
Mark Poster: Foucault and Databases
Robert Shore: Post-Photography: The Artist With a Camera - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Post-Photography-Artist-Camera-Elephant-Books/dp/1780672284
IMAGES "WITHOUT AN AUTHOR" On AI as artist (not sure if relevant, still need to read it), Sean Dorrance Kelly (Harvard): https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612913/a-philosopher-argues-that-an-ai-can-never-be-an-artist/
What are the core interests of the group?
Texts as a starting point
- Vilem Flusser: Towards the Pholosophy of Photography
- Additional reading: Giorgio Agamben: What is the Apparatus?