Book Launch: What Images Do

Date
25.10.2019
Time
15:00 - 18:00
Address
Auditorium 6 + H'et
KADK
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 København K
Price
Gratis adgang

KADK invites to an open lecture about the research and work behind the book 'What Images Do'. 

15:00-16:30: Lecture by Henrik Oxvig on the work and research behind the book 'What Images Do'. Auditorium 6. 
 
16:30-18:00: Book launch, drinks. At the 'H' gallery. 

Everybody is welcome!

About the book: What Images Do
When images look like something they do so because they are different from what they resemble. This difference is not sufficiently captured by the traditional theories of representation and mimesis, and yet it is the condition for any such theory. Various contemporary image theorists have pointed out that Plato already understood that images are not what they look like. Images have their own existence, which cannot be identified with a concept, but should be examined in terms of actions.

This book comprises fifteen articles that investigate what images do, particularly in relation to the disciplines of architecture, design and visual arts. It claims that it is the differentiating power of images - their actions - which constitutes their capacity to look like something they are not, as well as create something that does not yet exist.

What Images Do address the crucial role that images might play in producing and investigating what we have not yet seen or understood in and of reality.

The book is edited by Jan Bäcklund, Henrik Oxvig, Michael Renner and Martin Søberg. With contributions by Gottfried Boehm Jacques Rancière, Marc Boumeester, Toni Hildebrandt, Michael Renner, Jonathan Hay, Andrej Radman, Sabine Ammon, Henrik Oxvig, Martin Søberg, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Charlotte Warsen, Jan Bäcklund and Ludger Schwarte.