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Photography Performing Humor

Door Mieke Bleyen
Engels | Paperback | 2019  

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New perspectives on humor within photography.

Despite the ubiquitous presence of photographic humor in art and popular media, the phenomenon has as yet received very little scholarly attention. Focusing on staged humor rather than on comic effects of snapshot photography, this volume brings together leading scholars in the field addressing humor performed in front of the camera, often specifically created for the camera, and the performative joke-work done by the medium itself. A first section explores how photography, due to its “shattering” qualities, turns into a privileged medium for eliciting humorous effects and how humor can be discerned within the photographic event. A second section discusses the toolbox of photographic trickery (photomontage, double exposure and cinematic movement) that allows photography to mock itself. The book closes with a section on photographic wit in conceptual art, both in canonized and more locally distinct practices.

With artists’ pages from Paulien Oltheten, Lieven Segers and David Helbich

Productspecificaties

Auteur(s)
Mieke Bleyen
Redacteur(s)
Mieke Bleyen, Liesbeth Decan
Taal
Engels
NUR Code
652
Uitgavejaar
2019
Afmetingen
230x170x16 mm
Gewicht
650 gram
ISBN10
9462701652
ISBN13
9789462701656