THE ONTOLOGY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE
ROOM 107 | NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE | DUNKLEY STREET |
WOLVERHAMPTON | WV1 4AN |
18 August ❘ 7 - 9pm
Theoretical Tuesday aims to demystify a range of theoretical texts in a relaxing and friendly manner that enables all members of the session to participate and share thoughts and experiences pertinent to each subject matter.
We have selected subjects that we find interesting and diverse so that they will be interesting to a wide scope of people and can be read within one sitting, we encourage people to read the text prior to your chosen session(s) so as everyone can engage in the discussion
The second text is The Ontology of the Photographic Image written by André Bazin and translated from French to English by Hugh Gray.
This text Looks at the existence of the photographic image and the the impact the introduction of photography and film had on the plastic arts in particular in regards to Realism within Western painting. It explores the concepts of replication , reproduction and substitution. He discusses the irrational power of the photograph and how art creates eternity.