Seeing Self: Edvard Munch, Photography and Moving Images.

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It is probably lesser known that Edvard Much was a very gifted photographer, too, experimenting with double-exposures, new angels, excessive cropping and new ways of seeing. I think his photographs make more impression than his other works, to me at least with all due respect to all his other works. He also made thoughts about this – at that time – new medium, ideas in line with another multimedia artist, August Strindberg. This approach is summarized by Aaron Siskind in this way: “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything...” Munch wanted to remake the emotion, the touch tangible, and the unseen seen through the photographic image. And he did!
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeeing Self
EditorsMads Julius Elf
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherU Press
Publication date3 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2020

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  • Faculty of Humanities - photography, moving images, visual communications, Edvard Munch, big city, form, aesthetics, modernism, media, experiment, selfie, self, expressions, feeling, affect, visual aestehtics, visual culture

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