Suspend the Image - Conference

25 November, 2022 - 18:00

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Martin Vitaliti. Cicle SEQÜÈNCIA #1 a Fabra i Coats: Centre d'Art
Martín Vitaliti. Foto: Juande Jarillo

Images do not define their power for capturing what is there with precision but for introducing a distinguishing capacity, a different entwinement, in the processes of articulation of what is visible. The hegemonic frames of reference have multiple mechanisms and techniques for creating image consistencies, their influence is powerful in our desire and in the organisation of our ways of life. However, there are always residues that do not fit, that are not suitable, that inconvenience, that are surplus. This is where each body matters and where an image can produce a decisive alteration. Not so much in the portrait of what it is but of what it could be. The question that doesn’t stop resounding in the porosity of images is how to materially inscribe what does not take place. A question that requires not projecting a prior meaning, not anticipating the image but suspending it, so that its movement begets its possibility.​

Andrea Soto Calderón. Andrea Soto Calderón has a PhD in Philosophy and is a professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory. Her lines of research focus on the transformations of the aesthetic experience in contemporary culture, critique, the study of image and media. Among her recent publications are the books 'Le travail des images' together with Jacques Rancière (Les presses du réel, 2019), 'La performatividad de las imágenes' (Metales Pesados, 2020) and 'Imaginación material' (Metales Pesados, 2022).

Free acces until capacity is reached