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In Defense of The Simple Image

Longair, Elyse (2021) In Defense of The Simple Image. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Longair, Elyse

In Defense of The Simple Image, extends key theorist Hito Steyerl’s poor image and suggests the simple image as a new construct to value images with. Steyerl suggests that the poor image creates a new value and hierarchic scale to view images, challenging our traditional notions associated with photography’s rich images. My dissertation builds upon Steyerl, arguing instead for a simple image that re-imagines the role of images away from the overt-complexity that dominates our world. With this continual bombardment of manufactured realities, our shifts in focus to appearances rather than the product, function, or reality itself. For me the simple image allows us to rethink and reflect on the role of imagination, opening up new possibilities for imagined futures. Primarily using collage and collage aesthetics, my practice explores how fragmented worlds of a reconstructed past may challenge our notions of time and reshape our thinking of the future.

Date: 25 August 2021
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 15:57
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2023 06:40
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3496

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