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EPISODE: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media
One-day Conference
Clore Auditorium
Tate Britain, Millbank
London SW1A
Friday 28th November 2008

The event included the launch of the new anthology:
'Episode: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media',
published by Artwords Press.

Curating Video presented a one-day conference on Friday 28th November 2008 at Tate Britain inviting nine speakers from the fields of visual arts, art history, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis and cultural studies to explore a new matrix of issues that have become crucial to the understanding of the affect of mediated images in our lives. Rethinking the power of fact that images generate, this conference sought to put forth new dialogues, strategies and propositions to explore what is now at stake for a politics of the mediated image.

Conference Abstract:
Media-culture is an undeniable force in our lives. Its pervasive and pleasurable power has primarily been located in discourses on ‘spectacle’ and the persistent connections between technology and power in democracy. But when artworks can be seen to share the same experiential field as media-culture, both using and producing a media-culture, the question of how our experiences of it constitute the political is now imperative. How do media-culture and artworks, and the spaces they inhabit, produce and reform the naturalised and assumed realities of everyday praxis?

Speakers included:

Bridget Crone, Director, Media Art Bath; Dr. Graham Harman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, American University in Cairo, Egypt; Professor Ahuvia Kahane, Director, Arts & Humanities Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London; Dr. Sharon Kivland, artist & Reader in Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University; Professor Norman Klein, California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, USA; Dr. Suhail Malik, Critical Studies Course Leader for Postgraduate Fine Art in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London; Dr. Philippe-Alain Michaud, Film Curator, Musée national d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris; Dr. Uriel Orlow, artist & AHRC research fellowship in Creative Arts at the University of Westminster; and, Dr. Johanna Sumiala, Lecturer at the Department of Communication, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Throughout the day, three panels were each be chaired by: Dr. Amanda Beech, Dr. Jaspar Joseph Lester, and Matthew Poole.

This event was supported by:
Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London; Department of Art History & Theory, University of Essex; and, Sheffield Hallam University.


EPISODE: Pleasure and Persuasion in Lens-based Media
One-day Conference
Clore Auditorium
Tate Britain, Millbank
London SW1A
Friday 28th November 2008


10.00 Registration and Coffee
10.30 Introduction: Doris Pearce, Tate Britain
10.35 Introduction: Curating Video research team - Amanda Beech, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, & Matthew Poole

11.00 Panel 1 Artworks: Art as Media Culture

Bridget Crone - Director, Media Art Bath, UK
Dr. Philippe-Alain Michaud - Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou, France
Dr. Uriel Orlow - University of Westminster, UK
Chair: Matthew Poole - University of Essex, UK

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Panel 2Experiential: Image – Space

Prof. Ahuvia Kahane - Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Dr. Sharon Kivland – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Prof. Norman Klein - California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, USA
Chair: Dr. Jaspar Joseph-Lester - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

15.00 Tea Break

15.15 Panel 3Force: Images in Action

Dr. Graham Harman – American University of Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Suhail Malik – Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Dr. Johanna Sumilia – University of Helsinki, Finland
Chair: Dr. Amanda Beech - Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London, UK

16.45 Plenary discussion

17.45 Book launch and reception, Clore Foyer

Panel Abstracts

Panel 1 Artworks: Art as Media Culture

Artworks have traditionally been privileged above media culture as able to deliver or contain a greater ‘truth quotient’ than media-culture, such as television, movies, news media and advertising. The legacy of the history of Modernism has left us with a tendency to believe that art has a much greater integrity than media-culture because it holds a 'truth'. This ‘truth’ has not so much been located in art's ability to tell us things about an empirical world, nor to reveal accurately the facts about certain histories and events. Instead it is rooted in subjective perception, choice and interpretation.

In this way, the criticality of art has been intrinsically linked to its autonomy, where it has been distinguished from the anonymity and mass production of media-culture. Art has produced worlds of potentiality, fiction and invention. By contrast media-culture supposedly operates without such self-consciousness, irony or self-reflexivity.

However, as the media-culture of news, reportage, reality shows and documentaries increasingly represent subjective and interested viewpoints; such as the overtly partisan news channels in the United States; and art practices embrace a renewed proliferation of realism; such as in socially engaged practices, and also in recent video art like that of Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno for example; we begin to see that both art and media-culture share, traverse and exchange the same territories.

If we recognise that lens-based art works frequently use, produce and embody media culture, then we must also rethink art’s autonomy, criticality and political effectivity. Does art require a definitive ideological separation from media-culture for it to have any political agency? How are these boundaries drawn? How a new politics of lens-based art reconfigures the operations of art and its curation is central to our exploration of art after media culture.

Panel 2 Experiential: Image-Space

New developments in image production have led to practices in which visual images no longer have any reference to the position of an observer in a ‘real’, optically perceived world. For theorist such as Guy Debord, Fredric Jameson and Jean Baudrillard, the ubiquity of the image and the perceived loss of a dependable referent, renders the image a threat to our ability to struggle against and resist new modes of ideological control.

In contrast to these theorisations, we will be asking if our experience of the image serves as a means to comprehend how we both live in and produce images; how the image is a physical, architectural and embodied construct and; how this experiential and immersive image-space is both monumental and fragmented, both forceful and fragile.

Consequently, this panel will take up ideas that touch on our engagement with visuality, scripted space and architectural spectacle. Here we will consider how images are lived out in space; how they are mobile, fragmented and subject to competing formulations and; how we, the embodied subject, continually construct and reconstruct the image-space that surrounds us.

Panel 3 Force: Images in Action

The power of images in both art and media culture can be increasingly located through a culture of liveness, immediacy and sensuality. This politics of presence seen in news media, as well as in art, television and in film appears as central to the facticity of the mediated image. What this means is that rather than represent power, or hide power - the image is power and its power is set out in the dimension of force. Here, we encounter a collapse between the force of the image and the image of force, between representing and performing and between form and content.

To debate the force of images we must also speak of an image of force. This is significant when we can associate force not only with the immediacy of the image as a performative form but also how images that depict, relate to and are violence emphasise the exact conditions of media power as some form of ideal agent. It’s easy to think of those speeding images of the camera on the rocket that we are more than familiar with after the Gulf War.

This panel seeks to examine the production of the image in its complex aesthetic and operational form, that is, in the way philosophy has returned to those issues of the being of images and their time or temporality as well as how images mark out place and time – in form, content, communication and distribution.

What makes an image forceful? What act and property of power do images hold and exact - or does power reside only in our intentions for the image? What are the connections between an image of force and the force of the image? If the agency of inanimate objects is located in presence, then how does this affect our lives with lens-based media and each other?


Dr. Amanda Beech
Amanda Beech makes artworks, writes and collaborates on curatorial projects. Entangling narratives that take in particular biographies, sites, and social mythologies with the bounds of philosophical inquiry, her work examines democracy as a space of seductive power, will and force - emphasising decisiveness as a guiding principle of current liberalisms and looking to our share in it. Her recent work has included projects in Norway, Scotland, Japan and Canada, as well as Falk, MOT International, London, December 2006 and ‘One Way Street’ Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno and KX Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2007. Her most recent video work Statecraft is a new commission for Harlow, Essex. Beech is Course Director of MA Critical Writing and Curatorial Practice at Chelsea College of Art and is a member of the steering committee of The Political Currency of Art research group, www.gold.ac.uk/visual-arts/poca. She is represented by MOT International, London, www.motinternational.org.

Bridget Crone
Bridget Crone is the director of Media Art Bath, a publicly funded organisation that aims to develop new art and ideas by providing a space to explore practice and experimentation through engagement with lens-based, performance and research-based practice. Before coming to Media Art Bath, Bridget was at The Showroom, London where she developed new projects with artists such as Diann Bauer, Daria Martin, Aaron Williamson, Subodh Gupta and juneau/projects. Before arriving in London from Australia, Bridget worked for the Melbourne International Biennial where she was as a project manager and at other contemporary art galleries. Bridget has curated numerous freelance projects, such as The Body. The Ruin. at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2005) which included Joan Jonas, Diann Bauer, Lebbeus Woods (catalogue text), Ian Burn among others and addressed ideas of materiality and the body within situations of conflict or violence. She has been a visiting lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, The University of London where she has taught courses on the history and politics of museums’ collections and on contemporary curating, and is currently an Associate Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

Dr. Graham Harman
Graham Harman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007 he was Visiting Associate Professor of Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (2002), Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things (2005), Heidegger Explained: From Phenomenon to Thing (2007), and Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics (just completed). His current book project is a systematic work of metaphysics entitled Object-Oriented Philosophy.

Dr. Jaspar Joseph-Lester
Jaspar Joseph-Lester is an artist and writer. His work explores the role that images, fictional narratives and experiential placemaking have in determining urban planning, community and everyday praxis. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad with solo exhibitions at: Asprey Jacques Gallery, Perry’s Motors and The British School at Rome. Recent exhibitions include ‘13+’, domoBaal Contemporary Art and Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, 2008; ‘One Way Street’, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno and KX Gallery, Hamburg, 2007; ‘Ubiquitous Media’, Tokyo University, Japan, 2007; and ‘All for Show: an international retrospective of UK Video’, 2006. Forthcoming exhibitions include ‘Epidermis’, Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan. He is author of Revisiting the Bonaventure Hotel, Copy Press, 2008; co-author of Disorientation and Spectacle in Retail Architecture, Artwords Press, 2004 and co-editor of Transmission: Speaking and Listening, 2005-07. He is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. More information can be found at www.jasparjosephlester.com.

Professor Ahuvia Kahane
Ahuvia Kahane is Professor of Greek at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also Director of the Humanities and Arts Research Centre at RHUL (www.rhul.ac.uk/research/harc), Senior Research Fellow at the University of London Institute in Paris, and Senior Associate at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He is currently completing a collection of essays entitled Monumentality and the Illegible, and editing a volume entitle Antiquity and the Ruin. A monograph entitled, Epic, Novel, and the Historical Progress of Antiquity, is forthcoming, as is an extended essay in a collection on Lacan's Antigone. His most recent published book is Diachronic Dialogues (2006). Ahuvia's interests span psychoanalysis, visual theory, contemporary critical thought, classical philology, and other topics. Ahuvia Kahane lectures widely around the world.

Dr. Sharon Kivland
Sharon Kivland is an artist and Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently working on a series of books, Freud on Holiday, Volume I, Freud Dreams of Rome, is published by Information as Material, 2006. Volume II, A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis is published by information as material and cubearteditions, 2008. A third volume will reconstruct Freud’s last visit to Rome in 1923. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Bastart, Bratislava; Sleeper, Edinburgh; and, Chelsea Art Space. She is also Visiting Fellow in the Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London.

Professor Norman Klein

Norman Klein is a Professor at California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles, USA. He is a cultural critic, media historian and novelist. His work concentrates on how consumer spectacle and confused urban planning hide social conditions. Among his best-known work is The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, Verso Books, 1997; The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects, The New Press, 2004; Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales, Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2006; and Seven Minutes: the Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon, Verso Books, 1993. He is currently working on a novel set in Coney Island and LA during the 1950s, and The History of the Present, Media, Cities and Power, 1973-2009.

Dr. Suhail Malik
Suhail Malik is Reader in Critical Studies for Postgraduate Fine Art in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London where he is also Director of The Political Currency of Art Research Group. Malik has written catalogue essays for major shows by the Chapman brothers, Nigel Cooke, Aya Ben Ron and Ian Monroe among others. He has also written on the market and critical conditions of contemporary art, and on current technical and political theory, and is currently working on a philosophy of American power. Malik has an extended essay in the forthcoming collection The Art of the Chapman Brothers (ed. Chris Townsend), edited the special section on 'Visual Culture and the War in Iraq' for the Journal of Visual Culture (April 2006) and curated the exhibition Gewalt in Tel Aviv (2004). For more details on Malik's research access: www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/art/research/staff

Dr. Philippe-Alain Michaud
Philippe-Alain Michaud is Film Curator at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges-Pompidou in Paris. He has produced many exhibitions of film and video at galleries and museums worldwide showing the work of both contemporary artists and historical figures. He has contributed to many anthologies and catalogues on film and video works, and is the author of Le Peuple des images, 2005, and, Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion, published by MIT Press, 2007.

Dr. Uriel Orlow
Uriel Orlow is an artist well known for video and multi-media installations. His work brings disparate places, archival research and varying image-regimes into correspondence, following associative and conceptual threads that encompass ethics, translation, history and his own biography. He is currently research fellow at the University of Westminster, and in 2008 he won the prestigious Swiss Art Award at Art Basel. He has shown widely internationally and his publications include the monographs The Benin Project, 2007, Deposits, 2006, and Re: the archive, the image, and the very dead sheep, 2004.

Matthew Poole
Matthew Poole is Programme Director of the Centre for Curatorial Studies, and Director of the MA in Gallery Studies & Critical Curating at The University of Essex. He is a freelance curator and collaborates with a variety of contemporary artists, arts organisations and galleries both in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Johanna Sumiala
Johanna Sumiala is a lecturer at the Department of Communication, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a media scholar specialising in media anthropology and visual culture. Her research and writing explore the interplay between media images and construction of social life in contemporary media society. Her most recent work includes articles on the death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, 2005 and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, 2007, a forthcoming historical study on national Finnish catastrophes, 2008, and the circulation of Abu Ghraib images, 2008. Her latest book co-authored with Matteo Stocchetti is entitled Images and Communities: The Visual Construction of the Social, 2007.



Amanda Beech:

‘Matters of Freedom’, catalogue essay, The Institute of Pyschoplasmics, (eds.), Pil and Galia Kollectiv, 2008

‘Don’t fight it: the embodiment of critique’, Journal of Visual Art Practice 6: 1, pp. xx–xx, doi: 10.1386/jvap.6.1.xx/x, 2007

‘Freedom from Power; The Problem of Talking Them Down’, in, As If Something Once Mentioned Now Plain to See, (Birmingham: Colony Gallery, 2007). ISBN 978-0-9557411-0-4

Falk, artist’s book; a collaboration with Roman Vasseur, (London: MOT International, 2006). ISBN 10: 0-9554061-3-7 ISBN 13: 978-0-9554061-3-3

‘Culture and the Real World, The Folly of Critique’, in, (ed.), Sharon Kivland and Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Transmissions, Speaking and Listening, (Sheffield: Cornerhouse & Sheffield Hallam University, 2006)

‘The Economies of Freedom’, in, (eds.) Amanda Beech & Matthew Poole, Little Private Governments, (Colchester: University Gallery, university of Essex, 2006)

‘On Violent Ground, Heidegger, Jünger and Malick’, in, Inventory, Vol. 5, No’s 2 &3, (Manchester: Cornerhouse, October 2005) ISSN 1359 7671

‘Out For Justice’, in, Strategies Against Marketecture, (ed.) Pil and Galia Kollectiv, (London: Temporary Contemporary Gallery, October 2004)

Graham Harman:

Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects, (Chicago: Open Court, 2002) ISBN 0-8126-9444-9

Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things, (Chicago: Open Court, 2005) ISBN 0-8126-9456-2

Heidegger Explained: From Phenomenon to Thing, (Chicago: Open Court, 2007) ISBN-10 = 0-8126-9617-4, and ISBN 13 = 978-0-8126-9617-2

Jaspar Joseph-Lester:

Revisiting the Bonaventure Hotel, (ed.) Yve Lomax, (London: Copy Press, 2008). ISBN 978-0-9553792-1-E

Disorientation and Spectacle in Retail Architecture
, co-authored with Nayan Kulkarni, (ed.) Sharon Kivland, (London: Artwords Press, 2004). ISBN O-9543908-2-0

‘The Artists Talk’, Dialogue, (eds.) Lisa Le Feuvre and Jon Wood, (Axis: Contemporary Art Journal), 2006

Transmission: Speaking and Listening, (co-editor, vols. 4-5), (Sheffield: Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University, 2004-06). ISBN(s) 1-899926-66-6 + 1-899926-71-2

‘Working from the Collection’ (Guest curated with Sharon Kivland), Angelaki: Humanities Journal, (London: Routledge, 2006). ISBN 0969-725X

Becky Shaw, Commissioned text published by The Yorkshire Art Society, 2006

‘Art and Text: Inscription’ (Guest edited with Sharon Kivland), www.art-omma.org, Issue 11, 2005, online contemporary art journal.

Ahuvia Kahane:

Diachronic Dialogues: Authority and Continuity in Homer and the Homeric Tradition
, (London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) (paper 2006)

A. Kahane and A. Laird (eds.), A Companion to the Prologue to Apuleius Metamorphoses, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)

‘Hexameter Progression and the Homeric Hero's Solitary State’, available in Harold Bloom (ed.), Homer, (New York, 2006)

Written Voices, Spoken Signs, (eds.) E. Bakker and A. Kahane, (Boston: Harvard University Press, 1997)

‘Disjoining Meaning and Truth: History, Representation, Apuleius' Metamorphoses and Neoplatonist Aesthetics’, Ancient Narrative Supplementum 10, “Philosophical Presences in the Ancient Novel”, (eds.) J.R. Morgan and Meriel Jones (online http://www.ancientnarrative.com) Barkhuise, Gronningen, 2007 245-69.

‘Epic, Novel, Genre: Bakhtin and the Question of History’, in The Bakhtin Circle and and Ancient Narrative, Ancient Narrative Supplement 3 (2003) 51-74 (ed.) R. Bracht Branham (online edition. Hard-copy 2005)

‘Reading in the Twilight Zone: Homer and the Jews in Antiquity’, Annual Report, 2002-3, (Oxford: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 2004) pp. 21-33

‘Cavafy's Last Act: Death, Martyrdom, and the Problem of Bearing Witness to the Past’, Classical and Modern Literature 23, (2003) pp. 143-160

‘Blood for Ghosts: Homer, Julius Africanus, and Ezra Pound’, in New Literary History 30 (1999) pp. 815-836

‘Epic, Memory, Mortality’, in The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Real World, (ed.) D. Boedeker, (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1998) pp. 25-46

Written Voices, Spoken Signs: Tradition, Performance and the Epic Text, (eds.) E.J. Bakker and A. Kahane, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press)

The Interpretation of Order: A Study in the Poetics of Homeric Repetition, (Oxford: Oxford Classical Monographs, Oxford University Press, 1994)

Sharon Kivland:

An Agent of the Estate, (York: information as material, 2008), isbn 978 0 9553092 8 1

L’esprit d’escalier, (York: information as material 2007), isbn 978 0 955 3092 4 3

Freud on Holiday. Volume I. Freud Dreams of Rome, (York: information as material), 2006, isbn
0 9553092 0 4 978 0 9553092 0 5

Freud on Holiday. Volume II. A Disturbance of Memory, (Athens: cubearteditions, 2007), isbn 978 960 87354 9 1, (York: information as material, 2007), isbn 978 0 9553092 3 6

(Ed.) Transmission: Speaking and Listening, volumes 1-5, (Sheffield: Site Gallery)

A Case of Hysteria, (London: Bookworks, 1999), isbn 978 1 870699 25 9

La forme-valeur, (London: DomoBaal Editions, 2006), isbn 0 9544590 6 7

Flair, (London: DomoBaal Editions, 2005), isbn 0 954490 3 2

(Ed.) The Rules of Engagement, volumes 1 – 13, (London, Artwords Press, 2007)

(Ed.) Transmission: Host, chapbooks, 14 books in slip case, (London, Artwords Press, 2008)

The Property of a Gentleman, (Hastings: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, 2003), isbn 0 9518262 2 0

Parisiennes, (Paris: Jean-Pierre FAUR EDITEUR, 2004), isbn 2 909882 39 X

le bonheur des femmes, (Trezelan: Filigranes Editions, 2002), isbn 2 914381 16 6

(Ed. with Marc Du Ry), ‘In the Place of an Object’, Journal of the Centre for Freudian Analysis, (London: Centre for Freudian Analysis, 2000) issn 1351 5470

Norman Klein:

The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects, (Los Angeles: The New Press, 2004)

The History of Forgetting, (New York: Verso, 1997, new edition)

Seven Minutes: The life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon
, (New York: Verso, 1993)

Freud in Coney Island and Other Tales, (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2006 & Oakland: Small Press Distributors)

Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986, interactive CD-ROM

Suhail Malik:

'The Blank Ambivalence of the Miraculous in the Chapman Brothers' Art', in The Art of the Chapman Brothers, (ed.) Chris Townsend, (London: Thames and Hudson, forthcoming)

'A Boom Without End? Liquidity, Critique and the Art Market', in Mute Vol.2, Number 6: Living in a Bubble: Credit. debt and crisis, 2007, ISBN: 978 0 9554796 9 4; ISSN: 1356 7748 261, pp.92-99

'Art – Critique – Capital', in The Showroom Annual 2005/6, (eds.) Bridget Crone and Kirsty Ogg, (London: The Showroom, 2007), ISBN: 0 9542 3625 4, pp.38-43

'Global Sovereignty', in Theory, Culture, Society: Special Issue on Problematising Global Knowledge, 23:2-3, March – May 2006, (eds.) Couze Venn et al, (London: Sage, 2006) ISSN: 0263 2764, pp512-17

'On the Composstibility of Painting', in Nigel Cooke: Paintings 2001-2006, (London: Koening Books, 2006) ISBN: 3 8656 0066 2, pp22-32

'Fucking Straight Death Metal', in Special Section on 'The War in Iraq and Visual Culture', in Journal of Visual Culture, 5:1, April 2006, (London: Sage, 2006) ISSN 1470-4129, pp107-12

'Information and Knowledge', in Inventive Life: Approaches to the New Vitalism, (eds.) Mariam Fraser, Sarah Kember and Celia Lury, (London: Sage, 2006) ISBN: 1 4129 2036 1, pp.29-49

'Nihilism and Life: Cosmobiology and Ontopoiesis in Heidegger's Nietzsche', in Nihilism Now! Monsters of Energy, (eds.) K. Ansell Pearson & D. Morgan, (London: Macmillan, 2000) ISBN: 0 3337 3292 8, pp.86-116

'Freud's Metapsychology of the Drives and the Transmutation of Death', in The Limits of Death: Between Philosophy and Psychonanalysis, (eds.) M. Smith, J. Morra & M. Robson, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000) ISBN: 0 7190 5751 5, pp.106-129

Phillipe-alain Michaud:

Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion, foreword by Georges Didi-Huberman, (trans.) Sophie Hawkes, (New York: Zone Books, 2007) ISBN-10: 1890951404, ISBN-13: 978-1890951405

Skteches. Histoire de l'Art, Cinema, (Paris: Kargo, 2006)

Uriel Orlow:

Uriel Orlow: Deposits, (Berlin: The Greenbox, 2007)

Re: the archive, the image, and very dead sheep, by Uriel Orlow & Ruth Maclennan, (London: Double agents, 2007)

Uriel Orlow: The Benin Project, (London: future perfect, 2008)

‘The Dialectical Image’, in The Cinematic, ed. David Campany (London: MIT/Whitechapel, 2007)

'Latent Archives, Roving Lens’, in Ghosting: the role of the archive in contemporary film and video (Bristol: Picture This, 2006)

'Chris Marker: The Archival Powers of the Image', in Lost in the Archives, ed. by Rebecca Comay (Toronto: Alphabet City, nr. 8, 2002)

Matthew Poole:

‘The Economies of Freedom’, by Amanda Beech and Matthew Poole, (eds.) Amanda beech & Matthew Poole, Little Private Governments, (Colchester: University Gallery, university of Essex, 2006)

Johanna Sumiala:

Images and Communities. The Visual Construction of the Social, (eds.) Matteo Stocchetti and Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen, (Helsinki: Gaudeamus, 2007)

Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media, (eds.) Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen, Knut Lundby and Raimo Salokangas. (Gothenburgh: Nordicom, 2005)