The Age of Electrobricollage
Transformation. Appropriation. Reprocessing.
21 January 2009
Royal Academy Schools Forum
Generously supported by the David Lean Foundation
Geological Society Lecture Room
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1
In the view of William J Mitchell the age of false innocence has passed. We can no longer look at images as causally generated truthful reports about things in the real world but rather as more traditionally crafted images, which seemed notoriously ambiguous and uncertain human constructions. This distrust is based on ever expanding possibilities of appropriation, transformation, reprocessing and recombination.
Is this the age of Electrobricollage?
Dr. Matthew Fuller in conversation with artists Matt Collishaw, John Russell and Helen Sear will discuss the notions of electrobricollage in contemporary art practices. Are we living in the age of hallucination, as opposed to the age of imagination? What is the potential of digital manipulation for effecting new forms of hybridization? Can electrobricollage be regarded as a medium in its own right?
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