Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Medienwissenschaft

Jon Inge Faldalen: "Still Einstellung: Stillmoving Imagenesis" (Dissertation)

  • Wann 07.05.2014 von 18:00 bis 20:00
  • Wo Georgenstraße 47, R. 0.01 (Medientheater)
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Jon Inge Faldalen (PhD Candidate, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo)​ presents parts of his doctoral dissertation "Still Einstellung: Stillmoving Imagenesis" (supervised by professor Liv Hausken and co-supervised by professor Wolfgang Ernst; forthcoming, 2014), focusing mainly on his forthcoming article "Still Einstellung: Stillmoving Imagenesis", to be published in a special issue of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture entitled "Motion Pictures: Politics of Perception​" (Wayne State University Press, vol. 35, no. 2, guest editors: Bettina Papenburg and Marta Zarzycka, forthcoming, 2014). The dissertation and the article argue that the still Einstellung (most often called a static or stationary shot, or a fixed frame camera setup) causes and conditions what Faldalen terms "stillmoving imagenesis". He contends that the still Einstellung (through reflections, shadows, film, video, and digital imagenesis) dissolves the dichotomy Still vs. Moving imagenesis, resulting rather in atrichotomy of imagenesis: Stillmoving/Still/Moving. Through an (im)media archaeological discussion of natural water reflections and rock shadows, he contends that the stillmoving is the spring of imagenesis. Contemporary technologies, artists and scholars visit this spring to quench their thirsts.