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Themesicon: navigation pathSound and Imageicon: navigation pathMontage/Sampling/Morphing

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Montage / Sampling / Morphing. On the Triassic of Aesthetics / Techniques / Politics
icon: authorDiedrich Diederichsen

The term «montage» once harbored the hope for a relearning of artistic means of production, especially in its most technically advanced form. Sampling played a similar role in the digital «revolution». But what has become of this hope? Why did «morphing» never become such a cultural-revolutionary catchword? The pop-theorist Diedrich Diederichsen investigates the interactions of art, media and society, in both the realm of the visual (film, photomontage, morphing) and the audio (sound-collage and sampling). At the same time, he devotes special attention to political-ideological constructs for which the montage should serve, as applies, either as a means to promote or destroy illusions. [more]more

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icon: heading Image: Montage and Modernityicon: heading Montage as an enlightening practice: Disclosure of contexts of originicon: heading Montage as a means of construction and concurrent destructionicon: heading Three montage termsicon: heading Sound: Pop Music and Montageicon: heading The montage dichotomy of the 1970s: Electronics vs. punkicon: heading Sound: Sampling and Postmodernismicon: heading Sampling as (again) anti-illusionistic electroquote machineicon: heading Sampling and postmodernismicon: heading Image + Sound: Montage and Samplingicon: heading Image: Morphing