DOUGLAS CRIMP THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY OF POSTMODERNISM PDF

For this reason I have felt uncomfortable in relying fully on my translation and have, therefore, read wider to better understand the concept of postmodernism as related to photography. The key words here seem to be representation and appropriation. This first photograph below is based of my Project: Lost. I took this photograph because it is where, as a child, I bought a fishing net to take with me to the local park; and the bushes are also places where we used to play. It is thus relevant and significant to the story I am telling about my childhood lost. If I was to explain these details to my audience then the photograph would become one dimensional as I would be trying to dictate a singular truth.

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Crimp starts off by identifying three kinds of presence — the presence where the observer is undeniably there like in performance art, the presence where there is an absence seeming like a presence and the type of presence where there is a presence and an absence. This third type of presence is evident in photographic works. Where the photograph is a reproduction of a work of art or even another photograph, this is the kind of presence Crimp attributes to postmodernism.

Here, when the photographic reproduction copies the work of art, the photograph is present — it was an indexical relationship between the photograph and the thing it copied. At the same time I learnt the aura of the work of art is diminished when it is reproduced — especially if it is of high value and is copied prolifically. Since painting was effected greatly by photographic copies, painting tried to distance itself from photography in the form of expressionist painting.

Photography itself can possess aura through subjectivity where the mark of the photographer is evident in their choice of what they photographed. It does require context to operate though and is reliant on context. It is not that I am against democratisation of art through photographic reproduction — it allows for many creative possibilities playing with the rigidity of modernism.

Here Crimp is referring to the aura of the self brought about by narrative which unsurprisingly through postmodernism Sherman seeks to subvert. My work in my last module Documentary was mostly straight photography but with some twists and I was surprised to find the twists especially for Assignment 2 — Ephemerality of the Image tied in with postmodernism.

That is because I took the notion of copies without originals and played upon this. A lot of my work for Documentary though did seem to possess one clear, intended meaning and moving forwards I would suggest my work could be more pluralist in meaning. References: Benjamin, W. Evans, J. Crimp, D. Massachusetts: MIT Press, pp. Sherman, C. Untitled Film Stills.

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It is not laborious to read his text. In the displacement of traditional aura in contemporary performance art and sculpture an area of declared interest of mine. The role of the museum. Benjamin included photography, albeit selectively in having an aura.

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Work which demands a spectator for it to work; a kind of performance art. The impression I got is of work being made in which the message rather than the medium is important. Hence, photography becomes a vehicle for something else. In postmodernist art this is not usually noticeable, it is the concept that matters rather than the way that concept has been communicated. Benjamin did not lament the loss of the aura seeing the photograph as a new objective art form yet these early photographs have now acquired an aura of their own as have later ones. The view I am expressing might be criticised as that of a connoisseur, someone who knows about and appreciates fine printing. However, the print quality is not the only aspect of the photograph worth considering, there is also the record of an unrepeatable moment in time.

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The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism – Douglas Crimp (1993)

Crimp starts off by identifying three kinds of presence — the presence where the observer is undeniably there like in performance art, the presence where there is an absence seeming like a presence and the type of presence where there is a presence and an absence. This third type of presence is evident in photographic works. Where the photograph is a reproduction of a work of art or even another photograph, this is the kind of presence Crimp attributes to postmodernism. Here, when the photographic reproduction copies the work of art, the photograph is present — it was an indexical relationship between the photograph and the thing it copied. At the same time I learnt the aura of the work of art is diminished when it is reproduced — especially if it is of high value and is copied prolifically. Since painting was effected greatly by photographic copies, painting tried to distance itself from photography in the form of expressionist painting.

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