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Documenter le monde à l'ère des images fluides : stratégies artistiques

Abstract : This research in art and sciences of art focuses on artistic practices which document recent history or current events, in an environment already saturated by image streams, resulting from a general connection to the Internet. The study is based on a core of works made since 2005 by a dozen artists and follows four successive points of view: one of historical and conceptual heritage, one of mediality, one of artistic position and one of the political scope of the artworks. The analysis of the theoretical and historical context prior to the studied artistic approaches reveals that the artists concerned do not try to think of the contemporary in terms of innovation, let alone reacting by the tactics of tabula rasa. On the contrary, they tackle it with strategies that are not bound by historicised, sequential, and linear time, similar to mediarchaeologic approaches. The medial approach makes it possible to confronted neomediatic logics adopted in documentary works, particularly intermediality, variability and remediation. With remediation, artists integrate within their productions broadcast media images to make visible their influence on our perception of the world and reveal them as an appartus to be subverted. Moreover, by working to create representations and narratives of the real, the artists who produce them appear not to leave the prerogativeto the professionals of the media of information and communication.Nevertheless, while borrowing their approach from the journalist and the investigator, the artists do not pursue the same ends and break away from the certainties that the journalistic narratives claim, by resorting to other tactics of which the most unique is to visually alter the picture. Finally, beyond the topics and approaches that can be very critical, it seems possible to characterisedifferently the political involvement of these works and to update, in the era of the fluid image, an ethical responsibility of the artist that translates into artistic acts.
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Julie Martin. Documenter le monde à l'ère des images fluides : stratégies artistiques. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019TOU20078⟩. ⟨tel-02946582⟩

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