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Electric Seeing: Positions in Contemporary Video Art

Author
Charlotte Klink
Publisher / Label
Transcript Verlag
Country
Germany
Language
English
Publication year
2023
Type of publication
book
Number of pages
360
ISBN
978-3837657005

Index

Table of Contents:

12 Introduction

20 I. Video—I See

24 Three Approaches

25 	1 Heterogeneity
26		1.1 Medial Struggles
31		1.2 Practical Struggles

39 	2 Technology
40		2.1 “Seeing Electric”: Video avant la lettre
44		2.2 Optics
44			2.2.1 The Camera Obscura
49			2.2.2 The “Electric Eye”
51			2.2.3 Cameras and Warfare
58		2.3 Electronic Medium
61			2.3.1 The Emergence of Video
62			2.3.2 Simultaneity/Immediacy
64			2.3.3 Storage
72		2.4 Convergence/Positioning

74 	3 Etymology
74		3.1 Video—I see
76		3.2 Audio—I hear


78 II. Medium and Index

81 	1 The Medium
83 		1.1 The Third
86 		1.2 Erosion
90 		1.3 Process/Psyche

94 	2 The Index
96 		2.1 Video and Index
97 		2.2 Contact
100 		2.3 Trace
104 		2.4 Shadow
108 		2.5 On Indexical Circulation in Video


112 III. The Aesthetics of Narcissism: Medium, Perspective, Subject, Body

115 Aesthetics of Narcissism—An Introduction
119 	1 “A Commonplace of Criticism”— Two Moments of Video’s Aesthetic Heritage
120 		1.1 Aesthetics of Acknowledgement
120 			1.1.1 Cavell/Fried: On Re-present-ation
123 			1.1.2 Hegel and the Dialectic Movement of Acknowledgement (Anerkennung)
126 			1.1.3 Symmetry and Modern Art
128 		1.2 Pointing at the Center
133 			1.2.1 The Representational Regime
136 			1.2.2 Central Perspective as “Symbolic Form”
139 			1.2.3 “Shattering One-Point Perspective into a Thousand Pieces”

144 	2 Medium, Subject, Body
148 		2.1 Medium: Specificity and Matter
152 		2.2 Body/Subject
159 		2.3 Bracket and Parenthesis: On Object/Subject
167 		2.4 Collapsed Present

169 	3 The Aesthetics of Narcissism
169 		3.1 On Narcissism
171 			3.1.1 Ovid’s Narcissus and Echo
176 			3.1.2 Freud on Narcissism
182 			3.1.3 Lacan on Narcissism: Schema L
184 		3.2 On the Other


188 IV. Video: The Aesthetics Of Phantasm

191 On Si[gh]t(e): The Video Condition
201 	1 Apparatus

212 	2 From the Imaginary to the Phantasm
220 		2.1 Phantasma
226 		2.2 The Scene
238 		2.3 Grammar I (Phantasy)
243 		2.4 Grammar II (Drive)

248 	3 The Phantasm—$ ◊ a
249 		3.1 Repetition: Missed Encounter
256 		3.2 The Veil/Screen
272 		3.3 Aphanisis

277 		3.4 Eye (I)/Gaze
290 		3.5 Encircling the Hole: Drive
298 Transformation of a Missed Encounter: Circulation, Lack, Drive

312 Appendix. Bodies, Testifying:The Performance Works of Alexandra Pirici and Anne Imhof
330 Bibliography
344 Illustrations


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