Media Faktura. On some Technical Conditions of Image-Making in Art

Andreas Broeckmann

Abstract


The text contributes to the discussion about the ontological status of the "image" by offering an analysis of the technical and material conditions of image-making. Departing from a close reading of French artist Julien Maire's installation "Memory Cone" (2009), the paper discusses four distinct types of technical conditions which determine mediated images: physiological, physical, electronic, and algorithmic. It references art historical examples to argue that such technical conditions have always been fundamental to images, and suggests the interdependency between these medial layers.


Keywords


art; image theory; media specificity; technology; materiality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14434/artifact.v4i1.13125

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