Self/Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject, 1st Edition

By Amelia Jones


280 pages

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Including over 100 illustrations from mainstream film to independent film, video art, performance and the visual arts, this important and original book exploreshow technology has affected artists' abilities and forms to express themselves.

From analogue photography to more recent artistic practices including digital imaging, performance robotics and video installations, Self/Image is one of the first full length studies to investigate the complex relations among these diverse artistic practices.

This will make an excellent companion to studies of contemporary art history, and media and cultural studies in the post-1960 period.


'Self/Image… generat[es] an ethically responsible space that continues opening gaps for the emergence of differing subjectivities and bodies as well as their recognition.' - Ignaz Cassar, "The Self, the Slash, the Image", in Photography & Culture

Table of Contents

1. The Body and/in Representation: Hoc Est Corpus Meum Redux 2. "Beneath this Mask Another Mask": "No Movies"…. (No) Bodies, (No) Cities 3. (Post)Urban Self Image: "Your Greatest Creation is the Life You Lead" 4. Cinematic Self Imaging and the Televisual Body: "Happiness is Over-Rated" 5.The Body is Not Obsolete: "Desire and Action, Digital Era" 6. The Televisual Architecture of the Dream Body. Epilogue: Flanagan’s Corpse and the Limits of Representation

About the Author

Amelia Jones is Professor and Pilkington Chair in the History of Art, University of Manchester. She is the author of three books, including Body Art/ Performing the Subject (1998), and editor of four books, including Performing the Body/Performing the Text (1999), The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (2003), and A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 (2006).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies