Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance

Duration: 25 min.
Year: 2010
Synopsis: Much of contemporary photography and video seems haunted by the past, by the history of art, by apparitions that are reanimated in reproductive media, live performance, and the virtual world. By using dated, passé, or quasi-extinct stylistic devices, subject matter, and technologies, such art embodies a melancholic longing for an otherwise unrecuperable past. ‘Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance’ documents this obsession, examining myriad ways photographic imagery is incorporated into recent practice and in the process underscores the unique power of reproductive mediums.
Cast: Jennifer Blessing (Curator), Nat Trotman (Curator)