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Since the nineties photo, film and video art has changed completely. The massive introduction of the computer in the making process has created a totally new world of possibilities. The working costs of digital technologies have dropped sharply and the possibilities of it are practically unlimited. Therefore it is not astonishing that artists have focused mainly on form experiments since the introduction of the new technology, and that they have tried to explore all the hidden possibilities of these devices. For digital technology in photo and film makes it possible to create images which don’t have any depicting relationship with reality whatsoever. These new possibilities are in the first place examined to the utmost. In other words, the technology of the medium becomes to be paramount and the question is whether the consequences of this passionate devotion can be estimated. This series of lectures will examine how the media and the technology are related in an image saturated culture, and the consequences for the new bodies, even monsters, of knowledge that are now populating art, science and visual cultures. What happens to the sensorium of the body with the innovation of cybernetic and digital devices? How are the senses re-configured in the light of new technological means? What do we gain and what is getting lost in a digital dominated culture?

Moderated by Jorinde Seijdel. She is general editor of 'Open, cahier voor kunst & het publieke domein', chairs the Comissie Basissubsidies Fonds BKVK. Jorinde Seijdel teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

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