6. Looking Up, Looking Down: A New Vision in Motion [chapter]

Jennifer Pranolo
2020 Screen Space Reconfigured  
This article traces a genealogy of what it means to 'see' photographically. Turning to the eye exercises and perspective games of the educator László Moholy-Nagy, the psychologist Adelbert Ames, Jr., and the artist Elad Lassry, it focuses on the human body as a site of instability in exposing the hidden potentialities of photographic space. The camera and the photograph are not used to replicate a pre-existing vision of reality but to explore the visual and cognitive terrain of a new spatial
more » ... ic. By examining how bodies are organized within and by the picture, it argues that the synthetic topologies of photographic seeing can proprioceptively reorient viewers to the heightened ambiguities of the digital screen as photographic and computational space intersect.
doi:10.1515/9789048529056-008 fatcat:b3d4gdttafbyxpp6whsd2ven6i