Design pour un monde réel
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Publication date : 2018/05/01
Weight 405 g / Dimensions 15 x 23 cm / 260 pages / en
In the last decade or so, Burgin has worked with computer-generated imagery and the virtual camera. But rather than accepting a radical divide between so-called ‘analogue’ and ‘digital’ realms, Burgin has emphasised the continuity of the virtual camera, the various physical cameras in use today, and the painted images of Quattrocento painting – all of which have their essence in the perspectival system of representation. Further to this, Burgin argues that no image is merely an optical experience – all images are essentially psychological events and thus virtual also. Inseparable from language, they form the psychical spaces of fantasy and projection, recognition and misrecognition. Whether on pages, walls or screens, in galleries or online, single views, or swarms of picture fragments, images are the making and unmaking of our sense of self, and the world around us.
This collection brings together for the ﬁrst time Victor Burgin’s writings related speciﬁcally to the camera, following the shifts and nuances in his thinking over nearly ﬁve decades. Moreover, it allows us to chart the evolution of what the camera was and is, and how its affects are to be understood.