Surface tension: examining the implications of intentional disruption of the photographic surface

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dc.contributor.author Becker, Johanna Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T10:35:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T10:35:46Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T10:35:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/6876
dc.description.abstract Abstract This dissertation aims to explore the theoretical and metaphoric implications of intentional disruptions to the material surface of the photographic print. It will consider how interferences with the surface of the print alter the end product of the photographic process, thereby shifting it from the realm of mechanical reproduction associated with photography, forcing a reconsideration of the photograph as object. This will involve a discussion of photographic theory concerned with the verisimilitude of the image as well as the common philosophical understanding that photographs somehow embody a ‘contained’ space. It will also necessitate a study of notions of the surface, as boundary and as skin, and therefore the implications of a conceptual association between the image and the body. It is specifically concerned with embodied action on the surface of the print, exploring different forms and levels of interference, and considering these processes as bodily encounters with photographic representation, through the use of theories of fetishism, scarification, and power. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Surface tension: examining the implications of intentional disruption of the photographic surface en
dc.type Thesis en


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