Gideon Bosker (EN)

PHOTOPOIESIS
The Metapolitan Amuseum

  • Binding Hardcover with slipcase
  • Size 24 x 31 cm
  • Pages 280
  • Illustrations 435
  • Language English
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788836649556
  • Price € 35,00  € 33,25
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Abstract

“What’s at stake in the complex and dazzling images in Photopoiesis: The Metapolitan Amuseum . . . is consciousness in place of intention: consciousness past, consciousness passing and—now, of course—the consciousness to come that’s simultaneously arrived. What originally cast its spell on the photographer’s eye never fully emerges on site, but only afterwards: by process of collating, superimposing, and excerpting in a final image that is just as much a crucible . . . It’s a method akin in many ways to that of scientific discovery, involving interrogation, dissection, experimentation, alteration, and reconstruction—an image-mutating approach that culminates in an astonishing range of typologies and pictorial phenotypes, from the quasi-representational to the margins of abstract expressionism . . . The photographs in Photopoiesis are never just one image—even prior to their repurposing. Each image is an archive, an assemblage, a composition where what matters or materializes in the realm of consciousness only ‘matters after,’ where meaning and revelation abide.”

WILLIAM GALPERIN
Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University, USA

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"Photopoiesis affords a way of exercising the photographic imagination to connect things—among them, light, colors, forms, and subjects—that you don’t immediately think of as connected. By the time it’s all over, I see tableaux that represent the disorienting but delicious after-flames of primary sightings I believe we are all destined to see . . . The impact and visual content of an image come to life, counter-intuitively, not at the moment it was first created, gleaned, and perceived, but much later, in the form of assembled after-sightings reformulated over time. It’s another way of saying, 'Photopoiesis will show you what I saw—deeply saw, in fact—but never at the precise moment or in the way I first saw it.’”

Gideon Bosker

Contents

Introduction
CLICK MEMORY
TURNING THE CAMERA INWARD TO CONNECT SIGHTS AND SITES OVER TIME
Gideon Bosker

A Critical Perspective
PHOTOPOIESIS
WHERE CONSCIOUSNESS, MEANING AND REVELATION ABIDE
William Galperin

SONNETS IN SPACE

ELEMENTALISM

CREATION MYTHS

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE

POIESIS NOIR

COMPOSITIONS

STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF PERCEPTIONS

ARCHITECTONICS

SEEING BLUE

HUMAN THEATER

WORLDS APART

CHROMAPHONICS

GOING MODERN

CLICK MEMORIES AND LIQUID DREAMS

THE METAPOLITAN AMUSEUM

APPENDIX