<p>still from a film published on <a>YouTube</a> by Terry Diamond that became the point of departure for Philip Scheffner's <em>Havarie</em> (2016)</p>
<p>still from a film published on <a>YouTube</a> by Terry Diamond that became the point of departure for Philip Scheffner's <em>Havarie</em> (2016)</p>

No. 14: Refugees: Fugitive Images, Memory in Motion

Managing editors: Iwona Kurz, Paweł Mościcki

still from a film published on YouTube by Terry Diamond that became the point of departure for Philip Scheffner's Havarie (2016)

This issue was supported by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, from the funds of the program for the popularization of scholarship in 2015. Published in collaboration with the project History Atlas Under Construction, co-financed byr the European Commission - Europe for Citizens Programme, and supported by the Evens Foundation.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. Refugees: Fugitive Images, Memory in Motion

    ”Refugees: Fugitive Images, Memory in Motion”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion

    Introduction to issue 14 of "View."

Close-up

  1. Image as a Common Good. On Laura Waddington's Film "Border"

    Paweł Mościcki, ”Image as a Common Good. On Laura Waddington's Film "Border"”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/image-as-a-common-good.-on-laura-waddingtons-film-border

    The article is a thourough analysis of the film Border (2004) by Laura Waddington. The author argues that her artistic strategy is a form of sharing the image with refugees rather than simply representing them in one form or the other. This interpretation tries to give an account of various visual effects produced thanks to this procedure as well as to demonstrate their political and ethical meanings.

  2. Images of Damaged Time

    Aleksander Kmak, ”Images of Damaged Time”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/images-of-damaged-time

    The article is an analysis of Havarie by Philip Scheffner as a picture about the very process of making pictures of refugees. The author applies the perspective of visual culture studies to argue with instrumentalisation of representations, that is typical for social psychology, and to question simple differentiation between humanitarian and non-human images of refugees.

  3. The Unlost on Highways: Refugees and Altruistic Memory

    Włodzimierz Karol Pessel, ”Not Lost on the Highway. Refugees and Altruistic Memory”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/not-lost-on-the-highway.-refugees-and-altruistic-memory

    This article explores the reception of the European migrant crisis in Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. It departs from an analysis of the famous photograph by Michael Drost-Hansen that presented a refugee girl and a policeman. The picture won the title of best news photography of the year 2015 in Denmark. The author examines its modes of circulation and relation to the memory of Danish history. He demonstrates how the popularity of the photo is rooted in the "altruistic memory" of the Danish society, in particular in its heroism during the Nazi German occupation, when Danes were rescuing Jews and organised the White Bus operation. The author points out that the mechanisms of "altruistic memory" may cover the negative aspects of contemporary Danish migration policy.

  4. Migrations and Francophone Comics

    Martyna Steckiewicz, ”Migrations and Francophone Comics”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/migrations-and-francophone-comics

    The article discusses the relation between migrations and Francophone comics over the years. Analyzing the most important events and turning points in the development of Francophone comics, it reaches the contemporary period and the birth of the so-called "new hero" of the comic books by Francophone authors – the migrant. The text analyzes also the issue of movement – literally (in applied artistic methods) and metaphorically (in the plot of presented stories).

Panorama

  1. Jacek Kryszkowski: Fugitive from Culture – Part 2: The Expedition

    Marcin Kościelniak, ”Jacek Kryszkowski: Fugitive from Culture – 2”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/jacek-kryszkowski-fugitive-from-culture-2

    A monographic presentation of the work of Jacek Kryszkowski, the artist active in the1980's, connected to the Łódź’s Kultura Zrzuty (Pitch-In Culture) community. On the ground of his writings, statements and actions, the author (re)constructs “escape from culture” project that lies at the heart of Kryszkowski’s oeuvre. In the first part of the article (Zrzuta) the author presents a portrait of Kryszkowski, in the second one (Wyprawa – The Expedition) he focuses on a famous Kryszkowski's action of self-appointed importing of Witkacy’s ashes from Jeziory to Poland (1985). The results of the “investigation” and the presentation of his action become a tool to demonstrate the core of Kryszkowski’s cultural criticism.

Perspectives

  1. Sources and Constellations

    Tomasz Szerszeń, Krzysztof Pijarski et al., ”Sources and Constellations”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/sources-and-constellations

    A conversation with photographer and visual theorist Arno Gisinger.

  2. Choreography of Discrete Shifts

    Katarzyna Bojarska, Anna Konik, ”Choreography of Discrete Shifts”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/pl/archiwum/2016/14-uchodzcy/choreografia-dyskretnych-przesuniec

    A conversation with Anna Konik concerning her practice and especiallyher project In the same city, under the same sky... (2011–2015).

Viewpoint

  1. Who Where

    Margot Sputo, ”Who Where”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/who-where

    Presentation of the project Who Where (2016).

  2. Tactile Images and the Experience of Refugees

    Iwona Kurz, ”Tactile Images and the Experience of Refugees”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/tactile-images-and-the-experience-of-refugees

    An essay on the Who Where by Margot Sputo (2016)

  3. Un Air d’accueil (2013–2015)

    Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, ”Un Air d’accueil ”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/un-air-daccueil

    Presentation of the project Un Air d’accueil (2013–2015) Un Air d’accueil (2013–2015)

  4. Shelter in the Image

    Paweł Mościcki, ”Shelter in the Image”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/en/archive/2016/14-refugees-fugitive-images-memory-in-motion/shelter-in-the-image

    An essay accompanying the presentation of the project Un Air d'accueil by Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza.

Snapshots

  1. Vision Delay

    Iwona Kurz, ”Vision Delay”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/pl/archiwum/2016/14-uchodzcy/opoznienie-widzenia

    The review of films Fuocoammare. Fire at the Sea (dir. Gianfranco Rosi, prod. France, Italy, 2016) and The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me (dir. Anka and Wilhelm Sasnals, prod. Poland, Switzerland, 2016), that propose a new optics towards so-called refugee crisis in Europe and in Poland.

  2. "Folk art", Moving beyond the National Style

    Monika Borys, ”"Folk art", Moving beyond the National Style”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/pl/archiwum/2016/14-uchodzcy/sztuka-wiejska.-poza-styl-narodowy

    Review of the exhibition "Poland - A Country of Folklore?", curated by  Joanna Kordjak, Zachęta – Narodowa Galeria Sztuki,Warsaw, October 15, 2016 – January 15 2017

  3. Recommended Reading

    ”Recommended Reading”, View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture 14 (2016), https://www.pismowidok.org/pl/archiwum/2016/14-uchodzcy/do-wgladu

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