Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9789089642134 Published April 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9789089642127 Published April 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Between Stillness and Motion

Film, Photography, Algorithms

Edited by Eivind Røssaak

Edited by Eivind Røssaak

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

239 pages | 10 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9789089642134 Published April 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9789089642127 Published April 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Since the development of film as an artistic medium in the 1890s, there has been an inherent tension between still photographic images and moving cinematic images, from their form and function to the messages they convey and their impact on the beholder and on culture at large. This volume, one of the first book-length works to analyze, critique, and further the international debate about the meaning and use of motion and stillness in film and photography, takes these concepts out of the theoretical arena of cinematic studies and applies them to the wider and ever-changing landscape of images and media.

 

With contributions from such acclaimed international scholars as Tom Gunning, Thomas Elsaesser, Mark B. N. Hansen, George Baker, Ina Blom, and Christa Blümlinger, these collected essays examine the strategic uses of stillness and motion in art from the mid-nineteenth century to the technologically driven present.

 

Contents
Acknowledgements

Introduction
The Still/Moving Field: An Introduction
      Eivind Røssaak
Philosophies of Motion
The Play between Still and Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century "Philosophical Toys" and Their Discourse
      Tom Gunning
Digital Technics Beyond the "Last Machine": Thinking Digital Media with Hollis Frampton
      Mark B. N. Hansen
The Use of Freeze and Slide Motion
The Figure of Visual Standstill in R. W. Fassbinder's Films
      Christa Blümlinger
The Temporalities of the Narrative Slide Motion Film
      Liv Hausken
The Cinematic Turn in the Arts
Stop/Motion
      Thomas Elsaesser
After "Photography's Expanded Field"
      George Baker
On On Otto: Moving Images and the New Collectivity
      Ina Blom
The Algorithmic Turn
Mutable Temporality In and Beyond the Music Video: An Aesthetic of Post-Production
      Arild Fetveit
Algorithmic Culture: Beyond the Photo/Film Divide
      Eivind Røssaak
Archives in Between
"The Archives of the Planet" and Montage: The Movement of the Crowd and "the Rhythm of Life"
      Trond Lundemo

General Bibliography
Contributors
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