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Why are you tearing me up?

Soy cámara online

What happens when someone tears up your photo? This episode of Soy Cámara presents the summary of fieldwork comprising over 700 video recordings made in secret by university students. The resulting data shows a series of patterns that helps us to understand the persistence of the old platonic values granted to images, particularly photographs. According to Plato, the phantoms emerge when the relationship between subject and image breaks down. The ghosts appear to remind us that, in the era of avatars and copies, our images are not entirely tame.

Authors: Jorge Luis Marzo

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2 February 2018