CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO EM CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA DAS ARTES
The photographic image is one of the most thought, discussed, theorized and disseminated images in the world of contemporary art. In this context, Photography is interpreted as a "set of paradoxical images”.
This research project aims to study the notion of “territory” in the different contemporary photography practices, either visually or theoretically. Our research aims to reinforce the notion that the vast spectrum of the photographic image cannot be reduced to a mere delimitation of a space-time, an assertion of a presence or the faithful transcription of the real.
The question is: how to revisit or perhaps even to rethink the ways of seeing, between the vision and the sight? And in that way, escape from the analogical grip of the eye on the photographic image? This reflection about photography as a “deterritorialization” tool derives from Gilles Deleuze notion and it is a key issue in our theorical approach to photography as an informed practice.
The question of the territory in photography, relates to the relation that the image maintains with the physical territory as well as the photographic medium as a territory by itself.
Since the experimental phase one of the most important steps in the research, our research aims to question the photographic act as the means to new perceptions and new approaches to reality. This team includes Professors and Researchers specialized in photography as well as students attending Master courses in photography.
The objectives are:
As a theoretical background linked with the opening Masters in Photography, we want to organize exchanges, exhibitions and discussions. The different phases of the project will allow researchers, teachers and students to develop a relevant research on the proposed theme "Contemporary Photography and Territory":
Contemporary Photography and Territory The photographic image is one of the most thought, discussed, theorized and disseminated images in the world of contemporary art. In this context, Photography is interpreted as a "set of paradoxical images”.