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Instant Images
icon: authorKathrin Peters

Digital processes permit looking at and disseminating photographic images immediately after they have been recorded. This immediateness intensifies the photographic aspect, which in the history of photography is generally debased and/or attributed to the private sphere: taking pictures and taking snapshots. Starting out from several artistic, literary, as well as pop-cultural practices, this contribution brings out the performativity of the accumulation of images and their inventory. It emerges that the motive for photographic reproduction is less memory than it is an intensified reference to the present. [more]more

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