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Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the fields of literature and the visual arts, 'zero degree' represents a neutral aesthetic situated in response to, and outside of, the dominant cultural order. Taking Roland Barthes' 1953 book ... More


Pre-occupations: Calling Up Ghosts in A Place to Read and Belledonne

Christine Berthin

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers pieces by Victor Burgin that stage and foreground the acts of reading and writing to explore the recursive and self-reflexive elements of making found in Burgin's projection ... More


A Virtual Presence in Space

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines recent work by Victor Burgin as a questioning or interrogation of the concept of medium in artworks that hold perception in an interstitial space between stillness and movement, ... More


Response/Abilities of Seeing

Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghani (eds)

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

By considering John Cage's re-phrasing of 'responsibility' as 'response-ability', and thus foregrounding political engagement as requiring aesthetic capabilities and sensibilities, alongside Victor ... More


I Was Sitting in a Room: Cybernetic Aesthetics and Victor Burgin’s Projection Loops

Ryan Bishop

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

I was Sitting in a Room: Cybernetic Aesthetics and Victor Burgin's Projection Loops The chapter examines the loops that structure Victor Burgin's projection pieces in relation to works by US composer ... More


Belledonne

Victor Burgin

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Victor Burgin's projection work, Belledonne (2016), which poignantly evokes the sanatorium in which Barthes lived for a number of years in his youth due to tuberculosis, is rendered in print in this ... More


Prairie (Argo)

Kristen Kreider and James O’Leary

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter offers a reimagining of Victor Burgin's projection piece Prairie and its political aesthetic. Using the specificity of Chicago as site and staging ground, the chapter deploys Roland ... More


Photography as Rhythm: On Prairie

Domietta Torlasco

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Victor Burgin's Prairie through rhythm and the aesthetic conditions for constituting politically viable engagements with the image. The chapter posits rhythm as something ... More


Reading Barthes, Again

Victor Burgin and Sunil Manghani

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The exchange presented in this chapter between Victor Burgin and Sunil Manghani builds upon an earlier on, 'Reading Barthes', as presented in the volume Barthes/Burgin (Bishop and Manghani 2016: ... More


Neutral Seeing: Saenredam, Barthes, Burgin

Sunil Manghani

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Having established important theoretical links between both Barthes and Burgin in the previous chapter, this chapter turns directly to the book's key consideration of 'zero degree seeing'. It ... More


Painting, Photography, Projection

Ryan Bishop and Sunil Manghan (eds)

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This image-text offers a series of propositions that theorise perspective and Image through the technologies that create different visual mediums. The chapter takes its lead from the propositional ... More


Camera as Object and Process

Ryan Bishop, Victor Burgin, and Sean Cubitt

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter provides a conversation between the three authors in which a number of Burgin's site-specific installations frame a consideration of the status and future of the camera from photography ... More


The Work of Death in Burgin’s Belledonne

Gordon Hon

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter provides a largely psychoanalytic reading of Victor Burgin's Belledonne that relates the panoramic form of this projection piece to the nearly mechanical operations of Freud's death drive ... More


The Situation of Practice

Victor Burgin

in Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474431415
eISBN:
9781474465229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431415.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Situation of Practice In Writing Degree Zero Roland Barthes addresses the dilemma of the writer who wishes to be free from the grip of bourgeois history as enshrined in language: the doxa of ... More


What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material ... More


Conclusion: Between the Machine and the Event: Film Comedy

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter provides a meditation on the ontological status of cinema in light of its intermedial history and engagement with technological developments from the late 19th to early 21st ... More


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