Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture
Edited by Lewis Johnson
Routledge – 2014 – 298 pages
This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media; fantasy and identity; and the movement across and the transgression of the proprieties of boundaries and borders. The book invites the reader to read across the collection, noting differences or making connections between media and forms and between audiences, critical traditions and practitioners, with a view to developing a more informed understanding of visual culture and its modalities of mobility and fantasy as encouraged by dominant, emergent, and radical forms of visual practice.
"Twenty-first century visual culture is as migrant as the people whose lives it weaves together, and who weave their lives from it. This new mobility is not just geographic, however: it inhabits the very idea of an image, the fantasy of picturing, the fantasy of mobility itself. Lewis Johnson's collection demands a new mindset for the study of visual culture." - Sean Cubitt, University of Southampton, UK
1. Introduction: Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture: Image, Non-image Space and Trajectories of the Look Lewis Johnson Part I: Still Images and Objects: Introduction 2.From Place to Place: Traces of Transumption in Contemporary Visual Art Stephen Bann 3. Gentile Bellini’s Turkish Drawings as Mobile Fantasies Wibke Joswig 4. Mobility, Dress and Early Enlightenment Bodies: Hybrids of Ottoman East and West in the Romanian Principalities Sanda Miller 5. The Panoramic Studium in Nineteenth-Century History Painting: Paul Delaroche and Jean-Léon Gérôme Gülru Çakmak 6. The Futurist Myth of Accelerated Subjectivity: Speed in Umberto Boccioni’s Works Ekin Pinar Part II: Moving Images: Introduction 7. Mobile Fantasy: Miyazaki's Transnational Magic Hiu M. Chan 8: Desire-Image Zafer Aracagök 9. Praxis of Potentiality: A Consideration of Spatial Disappearance Michael Lent 10. On Botany Carcinoma Hakan Topal Part III: Interactive Images: Introduction 11. Playing with Computers in Urban Space: Aesthetic-medial Dimensions Natascha Adamowsky 12. Appearing and Disappearing on the Net: The Work of Systaime and Camille Laurelli Gizem Karakaş 13. Fantasy, Mental Mobility and Imaginary Visual Culture: Role Playing Games and LARP Secondary World Anna Sara D'Aversa 14. Corporeal Experience in Virtual Reality Merve Kurt 15. Enabling through Self-imaging: The Potential of Visual Communication in the Field of Diaspora, Youth Culture and Web 2.0 Christian Ritter Part IV: Boundaries, Borders, Limits and Mobility: Introduction 16. The Artist as Spy: Artistic Mobility and the Power of the Image Ulrike Boskamp 17. This Land Your Land: Art and Interventions in Brazil Ines Linke 18. Mapping the Phantasmagoria Nermin Saybaşılı 19. Spatializing the Other as a Fantasy of Ethnicity: German-Turkish Contemporary Art Başak Şiray 20. Of Borders and Limits of Visual Technologies Nana Adusei-Poku Part V: Theorising Mobility and Fantasy: Introduction 21. The Abyme of the Shallow Defne Tüzün 22. Hearing Our Pathway: A Sensuous Walk Liliana Coutinho 23. The Manifestation of Two Limits in Identification Processes Regarding Kutluğ Ataman’s Video Installations Mehmet Şiray 24. A Perspective on Digital Light Victor Burgin 25. On Elsewhere Ege Kanar with texts by Alen Aligrudic, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Tunç Ali Çam, Ivars Gravelejs, Melisa Önel, Hayal Pozantı, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Vilma Samulionyte, Sinan Tanrıdağ and Erdem Taşdelen
Lewis Johnson is Associate Professor of History and Theory of Art and Visual Culture in the Department of Photography and Video, Bahçesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey