Lo scarto visuale e il supplemento dell’immagine: le «scritture di luce» del campo di concentramento di Mauthausen

Aisthesis. 2018;11(2)


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Journal Title: Aisthesis

ISSN: 2035-8466 (Print)

Publisher: Firenze University Press

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature | Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Aesthetics

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: English, Italian

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Renato Boccali (Università IULM, Milano)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The aims of the present paper is to analyse the specific visual regime of some never-before-exhibited photographs displayed at the photographic exhibition organised for the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Mauthausen camp in 2005. I will proceed accordingly to a three steps process. First of all, I will try to show how photographs can be considered as a form of writing, namely a “light writing”. I will then provide a general overview of the catalogue of the exhibition but through a decomposition and reassembly of the photographic images, trying to work for a decentralization of the gaze beyond the documentary value of these photographs. Finally, I will draw some conclusions, proposing further reflections on photography as “trace” and “supplement” of the visible.