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Allegories of post-representation: On the future of images

Purgar, Krešimir
Allegories of post-representation: On the future of images // Fresh Eye - A Platform for visual culture studies
Prag, Republika Češka, 2018. (plenarno, međunarodna recenzija, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni)

Allegories of post-representation: On the future of images

Purgar, Krešimir

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni

Fresh Eye - A Platform for visual culture studies

Mjesto i datum
Prag, Republika Češka, 17.10.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Post-representation, image theory, Blade Runner, pictorial appearing, cloning

Is it possible to examine relations between works of visual art as autonomous carriers of an artistic message on the one hand, and those same works as metapictorial objects that are capable of ‒ when observed from a specific standpoint ‒ “explaining themselves”? In the paper I will claim that visual culture of contemporary films and digital reproduction in general, together with the filmic representations of genetic cloning and humanoid robots, may acquire the status of theoretical objects in themselves, inasmuch as their “allegorical impulses” point to a whole new relationship of the narrative vs. representational function of visual media. In the seminal text “The Allegorical Impulse: Towards a Theory of Postmodernism” of 1980, Craig Owens says that “allegories do not create images but absorb them”. But, what is then the function of this twofold allegorical text about other texts or, in our case, (filmic) image about other images? I will argue that the new philosophy of image requires attention to digital presentations instead of material representations, because the centuries-old power of pictorial presence inevitably yields to a different kind of image ontology: non-material pictorial appearing. This argument leaves a space wide open for innumerable romantic and nostalgic allegorical fictionalizations in and about the future without images. Making reference to the most recent insights of image science, in the paper I will examine movies Until the end of the world and Palermo shooting by Wim Wenders, Blade Runner by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2049 by Dennis Villeneuve and TV series Westworld by Jonathan Nolan.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Znanost o umjetnosti


Umjetnička akademija, Osijek

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Krešimir Purgar, (336865)