© Cortis & Sonderegger
The invention of photography has forever changed the relationship between images and time. This relationship is, however, far more complex than the chronological perception of past, present and future, and possible through other qualities such as movement, narrative, metaphor, memory, repetition, or performativity, to name a few. By exploring time outside the physical chronological conventions it is possible to perceive a symbolic temporal dimension in which subjectivity is at play. The subjective expectation and the experiencing of time therefore enable us to reflect on the temporality of the unspeakable, or to perceive the instant time as an immeasurable present or an untimely time. In this context, the transformation of photography from the analogue to digital medium has introduced new layers of complexity concerning our relationship with time. The idea that photography holds a mortiferous power and relates to notions of immobility and death has shifted into the idea of motion, speed and excess. Considering the technical age we live in, the link between images and time is no longer possible through simple and stable definitions, but rather through an engagement with different forms of uncertainty.
The present edition of the International Symposium Reframing the Archive aims to explore this subject by bringing together an exciting line-up of speakers, including a talk by artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, and five panels of research papers presented by international scholars and artists who explore the temporal perception of photography and other time-based media, from ontological debate and case studies analysis, to visual methodologies explored in contemporary visual arts, or the technological impact in the production of knowledge and our imaginaries of the future.
CORTIS & SONDEREGGER
Artist Talk introduced and moderated by Ana Catarina Pinho
Multi-dynamic relations of space, time, and image
Western University, Canada
Josué Baruj Gordon Guerrero
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston, USA
University of Bergamo, Italy