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Seminar of Philosophy of Image
The Aesthetic Potential of Film – between Illusion and Re-PresentationFreie Universität Berlin
Film stems from photography (and other aesthetic practices) and from there film is shifting between the stubborn inherent realism of the photographic image and its referentiality and the illusion of movement that sets it apart. The elcture tries to discuss the consequences for film aesthetics coming from this double perspevtive built in the medium and its technologies. The ongoing debate about cinema’s power to bring afore an effect of reality as aesthetic illusion swirls around the poles of artificiality and reality, fiction and document. Some of these aspects will be analyzed.