Filmens migrasjon til en digital plattform

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  • Arild Fetveit
IN AN ATTEMPT to contribute to a greater consensus around a balanced and sound view on the consequences of film’s migration to a digital platform, this article raises issues with a series of strong positions. Thus, it aims to support a middle ground, which neither sees the migration as insignificant nor as fatal to our filmic experience. After having addressed the concept of film itself, the article attempts to devise a more nuanced understanding of the changes the migration entails for key issues like indexicality and media materiality. Starting with the picture evoked by D. N. Rodowick in The Virtual Life of Film, and Paolo Cherchi Usai in The Death of Cinema, the article comments on entries in the debate from Henry Jenkins, Noël Carroll, John Bolton, Stephen Prince, Tom Gunning and others. The article argues in favor of a multi-dimensional concept of “film”. It rejects the idea that the indexicality of films and photographs is by necessity weakened by the migration to a digital platform, but also aims to qualify that position further by granting a greater flexibility of the medium that might ground practices that moderate and delimit indexicality, and provides opportunities for active adjustments to the aesthetic appearance of medial materiality.
TidsskriftEkfrase nordisk tidsskrift for visuell kultur
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)20-33
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2011


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - film, mediets materialitet, estetikk, teknologi, fotografi, indeksikalitet, digitalisering

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