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Unframing/Reframing in the Contemporary Visual, Performing, and Media Arts

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Pietro Conte    Ca' Foscari University of Venice    

Cristina Baldacci    Ca' Foscari University of Venice    

Susanne Franco    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    


Lingua: it, en

Pubblicato: 25 Settembre 2023


Over the last two decades, the notion of the frame has been radically challenged in the visual, performing, and media arts, particularly as a consequence of the introduction of two mutually related concepts: ‘unframing’ and ‘reframing’. While the first refers to the gesture of ideally getting rid of any framing device, the second offers alternative ways to contextualise objects, acts, and images in time and space. This issue of JoLMA proposes to examine the concepts of unframing and reframing from the interdisciplinary perspective of visual art, performance, and media studies, by following both a theoretical and a practice-based approach. The entanglement of theory and practice becomes crucial when an attempt is made to introduce new epistemological standpoints.

Copyright: © 2023 Pietro Conte, Cristina Baldacci, Susanne Franco. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.


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