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Space as Methodology: the politics of exhibiting the moving image in public spaces

Space as Methodology: the politics of exhibiting the moving image in public spaces

Papadaki, Elena ORCID: 0000-0002-6653-4334 (2017) Space as Methodology: the politics of exhibiting the moving image in public spaces. In: "The Politics of Space and the Humanities", 15-17 December 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)

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One of the main challenges during the integration of screen-based media within the realm of exhibiting practices is the necessary re-conceptualisation of space. As a starting point, the introduction of the moving image in a space traditionally reserved for static objects (such as a museum or a gallery) raises questions concerning the orchestration of space and the movement of the visitors in an exhibition hall or in any other place where the work is presented, as well as the complexities that arise when time-based media request specific viewing time from their audiences. To take this idea even further, when screen media are incorporated in public spaces, more factors need to be taken into account, such as the politics of exhibition, the viewing possibilities of the audience or the indifferent public crossing the area when the event takes place. During the last decade, various locations within cities have been reconfigured or put back into the forefront thanks to the evolution of mapping technologies and touring works for public spaces.

Based on theoretical research (Graham & Cook 2010; Trodd 2011; Mondloch 2010, Fried 1967; Krauss 1979; Bachelard 1958) and distinctive case studies, this paper will trace the interrelation between space, exhibition practices and the use of public spaces in an attempt to present spatial politics as a potential methodological tool.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics of Space, Exhibiting in Public Spaces
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DSC)
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2018 10:47
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None

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