Immersion in the Visual Arts and Media (Studies in Intermediality #9) (Hardcover)

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Immersion in the Visual Arts and Media (Studies in Intermediality #9) (Hardcover)

By Fabienne Liptay (Volume Editor), Burcu Dogramaci (Volume Editor)


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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this volume brings together contributions by distinguished experts from different disciplinary fields for a multidimensional view on immersion in the visual arts and media. In the current media debate, immersion has frequently been linked to the advent of digital technology and its capacity to provide vivid sensations of being placed in or surrounded by an artificial space. The idea of 'liquidity' contained in this promise to plunge into another world informs wide areas of contemporary cultural imagination, referring to a myriad of phenomena that relate to experiences of uncertainty and instability, of complexity and change. Considering the fact, however, that the idea of 'liquid' spaces appeared long before the digital creation of augmented or virtual environments, the contributors to this volume trace its reemerging throughout the history of the visual arts and media. By focusing on selected works of painting and architecture, photography and cinema, video installation and media art, they explore the variability of immersive experiences according to the different media environments and interfaces that constitute the actual sites of historically shifting relations between media and users.

Contributors are: Matthias Bauer, J rg von Brincken, Robin Curtis, Burcu Dogramaci, Thomas Elsaesser, Ole W. Fischer, Gundolf S. Freyermuth, Ursula Frohne, Henry Keazor, Matthias Kr ger, Katja Kwastek, Fabienne Liptay, Karl Pr mm, Martin Warnke.
Fabienne Liptay, born 1974, is Professor of film studies at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests include the theory and aesthetics of film imagery and narrative; the interrelations between film and the other arts and media; and the institutional frames of the cinema and the museum.Burcu Dogramaci, born 1971 in Ankara, is Professor of 20th-century and contemporary art at the Department of Art History at the University of Munich, Germany. Her research focuses on the areas of 20th-century and contemporary art; exile, transfer of culture, and migration; urbanity and architecture; intermediality in magazines and photobooks; the history and theory of photography; and fashion history and theory.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004308190
ISBN-10: 9004308199
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: October 30th, 2015
Pages: 402
Language: English
Series: Studies in Intermediality