Function/Fiction. Utilitarian Images Reconfigured

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Function/Fiction. Utilitarian Images Reconfigured

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Function/Fiction explores unsettling approaches to reality in which everything on view is first treated by a data recording system. Function/Fiction probes artistic practices that draw literally on the utilitarian images saturating our environment (images stemming from statistical systems, surveillance images, and ID and documentation images) to create fictional works. Whether it is a question of photography or of its various technological extensions, this publication proposes a re-evaluation of the history of the gaze by suggesting other precepts than those of optics or the mechanics of photography to think about our relationship to reality, to a world where almost everything is subject to a pre-mediatisation.

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LES ESSAIS

The collection entitled LES ESSAIS provides a site for discussion and confrontation between various currents of photographic theory. The texts in this collection explore the repercussions on photography resulting from the historical development of the gaze.

 

Authors : Clint Burnham, Thomas Levin, Viva Paci, Charles Stankievech, Blake Stimson
Artists : Sylvia Grace Borda, Tacita Dean, Rod Dickinson, Michael Klier, Manu Luksch, Chris Marker, Pavel Pavlov, Walid Raad et Akram Zaatari, Ed Ruscha, Kevin Schmidt, David Tomas, Jeff Wall
Edited by Vincent Bonin and France Choinière
Original design: Fleury/Savard, design graphique
Design (cover and images sections): Joanne Véronneau
2008
Texts in English, 108 pages, black and white and color reproductions, perfect binding
ISBN: 978-2-922135-32-9
 

Also available in French.

 

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