Sore Society: The Dissolution of The Image and the Assimilation of the Trauma

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This is not brand new; in fact, I do not even mention the word selfie. However, it was very rewarding for me in terms of the intellectual and emotional richness and challenge, I got in return from working with this article and the questions and the answers it deals with. Maybe it will be good for you, too, now. Furthermore I write in the beginning: “The characteristics of digital images and the use Orlan makes of them, as well as the crisis in representation that she and the media mark, are linked with the notion of 'sore society’. Why is there a displacement from representation towards presentation of the real and the trauma? Why is the place for physical and psychic affect and their present dissolution sought in visual aesthetics?” I think this points towards some tendencies in the selfies – the healthie, the dark selfie, the sello selfie, etc.
Publikationsdato10 okt. 2014
StatusUdgivet - 10 okt. 2014

Bibliografisk note

2. udgave af artikel fra 2000, oprindelig udgivet i John Fullerton/Astrid Söderbergh Widding ed. Moving Images, John Libbey, London/Paris, Rom, Sydney. Artiklen er i mellemtdien oversat til foruden engelsk også dansk, norsk, svensk, tysk og finsk.


  • Det Humanistiske Fakultet - body, digital, aestehtic, trauma, presentation, respresentation, symbols, images, imagination

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