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The Medium Alone is Not Enough: An Archaeology of Diffused Entities and Illusory Spaces

Katarina Andjelkovic

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  "description": "<p><a href=\"https://artstyle.international/\">Art Style | Art &amp; Culture International Magazine</a></p>\n\n<p>Abstract</p>\n\n<p>&ldquo;In recent years, a material, elemental and environmental, approach to media</p>\n\n<p>seem to be in the center of a whole series of developments in media theory,&rdquo;1</p>\n\n<p>Antonio Somaini pointed out wishing to indicate that media have to be considered</p>\n\n<p>in their material embeddedness, in their environmental dimension, and not</p>\n\n<p>exclusively as technical means. Starting from this assumption, the article analyses</p>\n\n<p>different historical stages of the relationship between the materiality of the</p>\n\n<p>medium and its representation. The transformative impact of old technology on</p>\n\n<p>the medium starting with the experimental photography and film practices of the</p>\n\n<p>1920s and 1930s toward performative film work of the 1970s, revealed a growing</p>\n\n<p>fascination with surface projections and how they identify light as a medium that</p>\n\n<p>form space. By contextualizing the problem of the medium (space, light and time)</p>\n\n<p>within the history of surface projections, I explore how projections structure the</p>\n\n<p>perception of space to argue that this insight can challenge the very notion of</p>\n\n<p>materialism in relation to the medium. The aim is to demonstrate that medium&rsquo;s</p>\n\n<p>concern with the dissolution of its boundaries challenges the notion of materialism</p>\n\n<p>and thus affect a deeper divide between materiality and representation. I will</p>\n\n<p>conclude by demonstrating that this work paved a way to numerous innovative</p>\n\n<p>architectural experiments in connection with surface materiality: from their</p>\n\n<p>application in scenography to the modern surface condition of facades and</p>\n\n<p>contemporary practices that concretise the surface tension of the media as the</p>\n\n<p>training ground for spatial contemplation.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "University of Belgrad", 
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      "name": "Katarina Andjelkovic"
  "headline": "The Medium Alone is Not Enough: An Archaeology of Diffused Entities and Illusory Spaces", 
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  "datePublished": "2021-08-07", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/6371478", 
  "version": "Journal Article", 
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6371478", 
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  "name": "The Medium Alone is Not Enough: An Archaeology of Diffused Entities and Illusory Spaces"
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