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When fact is fiction : documentary art in the post-truth era

Contributor(s): Series: Antennae series ; no. 28.Publisher: Amsterdam : Valiz, 2020Description: 223 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9789492095718
  • 9492095718
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • N87 .W44 2020
Contents:
Documentary art in the post-truth era: an introduction / Nele Wynants -- Part 1. Reinventions of the archive -- Imaginations of reality: past, present, and future in a fictional framework / Nele Wynants -- Screening the city: the role of the Brussels Archive in the found-footage film Night Has Come / Peter Van Goethem -- The private collection of Acácio Nobre: Homo Universalis of the Portuguese avant-garde / Patricia Portela -- Part 2. Alternative visions on the present -- The fragile I: the power and vulnerability of your own voice in podcasts / Katharina Smets -- Fiction as a visual strategy in the photobook: how contemporary photographers challenge the documentary genre through the printed page / Stefan Vanthuyne -- Linus' blanket: visualizing the economy of fear / Charlotte Lybeer -- The case of the ridiculous curator: Andrea Gorki in conversation with Ludovik Vermeersch -- Part 3. Imagining the future -- Between realities #Athens: the re-imagination of public space / Sigrid Merx -- (Dis)placed interventions: between common and public space / Elly Van Eeghem -- TALOS/Talos: what sort of future do we want to see performed? / Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts -- Sensuous science: on the threshold between fact and fiction : an afterword / Pascal Gielen.
Summary: Politics and media are constantly dealing with the shifting definitions of facts, truth, reality, and fiction. Yet this is something the field of documentary art has been addressing for much longer. The contributions in this volume are from and about artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction by playing with the notion of the 'documentary'. The book draws from a wide range of documentary art practices, such as working with archival materials or scrutinising one's own subjective stance as an artist. It observes how artists deploy the fine line between fact and fiction as a means to imagine versions of the future, and how it can still have an impact in the world of today.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Fine Arts
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Documentary art in the post-truth era: an introduction / Nele Wynants -- Part 1. Reinventions of the archive -- Imaginations of reality: past, present, and future in a fictional framework / Nele Wynants -- Screening the city: the role of the Brussels Archive in the found-footage film Night Has Come / Peter Van Goethem -- The private collection of Acácio Nobre: Homo Universalis of the Portuguese avant-garde / Patricia Portela -- Part 2. Alternative visions on the present -- The fragile I: the power and vulnerability of your own voice in podcasts / Katharina Smets -- Fiction as a visual strategy in the photobook: how contemporary photographers challenge the documentary genre through the printed page / Stefan Vanthuyne -- Linus' blanket: visualizing the economy of fear / Charlotte Lybeer -- The case of the ridiculous curator: Andrea Gorki in conversation with Ludovik Vermeersch -- Part 3. Imagining the future -- Between realities #Athens: the re-imagination of public space / Sigrid Merx -- (Dis)placed interventions: between common and public space / Elly Van Eeghem -- TALOS/Talos: what sort of future do we want to see performed? / Jonas Rutgeerts, Nienke Scholts -- Sensuous science: on the threshold between fact and fiction : an afterword / Pascal Gielen.

Politics and media are constantly dealing with the shifting definitions of facts, truth, reality, and fiction. Yet this is something the field of documentary art has been addressing for much longer. The contributions in this volume are from and about artists who explore the boundaries between fact and fiction by playing with the notion of the 'documentary'. The book draws from a wide range of documentary art practices, such as working with archival materials or scrutinising one's own subjective stance as an artist. It observes how artists deploy the fine line between fact and fiction as a means to imagine versions of the future, and how it can still have an impact in the world of today.

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