(Un)certain ghosts: rephotography and historical images

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Disciplines like photography and film attempt to respond to this digital dominance, and are experiencing a growing suspicion of the digital process. The time aspect, the entropy, the tactility, the connection with nature, the importance of the experience and the ability to incorporate what was photographed in the print, enable the anthotype to open up a number of layers of meaning that remain irrevocably closed to digital photography. The multisensory organic and tactile anthotype image that carries the landscape within itself is a response against Anthropocene visualizations which are mainly dominated by scientifically framed imagery, digital high resolution images and data visualization. The establishment of metal-processing companies and other heavy industrial branches brought economic development to Genk but it had severe ecological consequences. The consequences of a global ecological catastrophe happen too slowly for our human perception even though they become more and more apparent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHands on History
EditorsNick Hall, John Ellis
Place of PublicationAbingdon-on-Thames
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351247412
ISBN (Print)9781138577497, 9781138577480
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

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