• The implicated spectator: Inscribing oneself into a photograph

Leister, Wiebke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0050-6485, 2023, Book Section, The implicated spectator: Inscribing oneself into a photograph In: Ingham, Mark Bruce Nigel, Milic, Nela, Kantas, Vasileios, Andersdotter, Sara and Lowe, Paul, (eds.) Handbook of Research on the Relationship Between Autobiographical Memory and Photography. IGI Global, pp. 345-355. ISBN 9781668453377

Abstract or Description:

This chapter speculates about photographs that act as potential fields of projection, inviting imaginary processes through which a sense of otherness and lived experience enters into the image. Processes through which the photograph becomes other-than-itself. Using a performative style of writing, the essay directs questions at its readers to involve them into a conversation about viewing photographs as mental, remembered, and imaginary images alike. Actual photographs are reinterpreted by inscribing them with internalized images. Expanded self-portraits are moulded and contextualized with latent images stored in our visual memory. The chapter argues that these kinds of non-referential photographs are simultaneously imbued with seemingly paradoxical faculties—object-ness and image-ness, here-ness and there-ness, now-ness and then-ness—which can be used to test the attachability and elasticity of the image.

Official URL: https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/318926
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5337-7.ch016
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Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 15:02
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 15:02
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5291
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