317.4 Video cartografies: Audiovisual practice and poetics for representing reality

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 1:15 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Anabella SPEZIALE , Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This presentation seeks to examine technological poetics studying the different approaches to produce discursive forms using video as a field of experimentation for representing reality. The use of this medium as a resource has a no pre-established formats. This phenomenon creates new pieces that can be watched on a screen or that can require displacements and intervention from its viewers, as performatic installations that involve space, data capture and editing on real time where actors become producers. It can be found that the representation of society, with its politics, economics and cultural complexities, it is a recurrent theme of these video-productions that not always are made by professionals.

For addressing any productive practice, we take the Greek concept of Techne, proposed by Vilem Flusser, from which derives the word technology. The machine it is offered to the Subject like an open system in which s/he can find the possibility of action and redefinition of the worlds where s/he lives. It is important to understand this relation between representation, poetry and technique from different theoretical angles, such us audiovisual design, poetics strategies and media circuits.

This paper opens questions about strategies that relate documentary practices with new forms of expression. For doing this videopoetry will be taken as a key genre of analysis, since embodies specific resources that allow to study symbolic expression of technologies and re-signification of footage. This presentation will analyze examples of Argentinean artists Ivan Marino and Carlos Trilnick but also how poetry it is used on film narratives to create identity, for example Balnearos, a documentary directed by Mariano Llinás.

Videopoetry can be considered as a medium of representation for a landscape of issues concerning discourses around technological poetics and reality, where creative processes and power can be examine.