Notes on the Inversion of Photographic Transparency: Excerpts from Waking Ouroboros
This writing is excerpted from 'Waking Ouroboros', an essay that interweaves a near-future, magical realist, short fiction with speculative musings on the notions of transparency, visibility, surveillance and self-consumption. The capacity of communication technology to align all spaces across the globe has developed gradually since the invention of telegraph, telephone, airplane, Internet, and so on. Thanks to satellites that hover beyond the sky at present, surveillance is a reality in all places. By the CCTV cameras and smartphones of western democracies and the weaponized drones that survey the desert, the collection of cookies by Internet shopping sites and the Google Street View car, individuals are made into images for the future. This writing speculates that such visual synchronisation, in addition to collapsing space, collapses time in a profound way.
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Citation : RAHAIM, M. (2016) Notes on the Inversion of Photographic Transparency: Excerpts from Waking Ouroboros. Prova, Vol. 3, pp. 141-146.
ISSN : 9781910642139
Research Group : Fine Art Practices
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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