Salvo No. 11: Nothing. Click. Everything. First Photographs

Publisher Salvo

ISBN 9789082029178

Idea Code 18666

The endless production of images and their copying is in the nature of photography. Naturally, this aspect raises questions about the possibility, the status, and the whereabouts of an original. In literature, such questions led to intertextuality, a notion which encompasses concepts like allusion, quotation, calque, plagiarism, translation, pastiche, and parody. When taken to an extreme, this implies the death of the author and refers to originality as a modernist myth. From these starting points, ‘Salvo’ examines such claims within the medium of photography to search for new techniques, for instances that had never seen the light before. What came first – the bang or the big?

48 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English


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