Heterogeneous Objects explores the encounter of photography with other media since the 1960s. The essays offer new ways of thinking about photography beyond modernist tions of medium specificity and automy based upon the idea that a photograph does t rely on a coherent system of codes but is almost always encountered as a fragmented, partial object. Addressing recent debates in art history and photography theory, film studies, and media theory, the contributions cover a broad array of approaches. Rather than conceiving of photography as a medium, the aim is to reconsider the photograph as a historically, theoretically, and culturally embedded heterogeneous object that is always related to, in contact with, or shaped by other media. Contributors: Diarmuid Costello, University of Warwick; Steven Jacobs, University of Ghent; Joanna Lowry, University of Brighton; Marcel Marburger, Universitat der Kunste, Berlin; Raphael Pirenne, Universite catholique de Louvain; Yvonne Spielmann, University of the West of Scotland; Alexander Streitberger, Universite catholique de Louvain; Hilde Van Gelder, KU Leuven-University of Leuven
Raphael Pirenne is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL) and editor of the art journal SIC. Alexander Streitberger is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and director of the Lieven Gevaert Centre for Photography.