The Darkroom: Photography and the Theatre of Desire

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Macmillan Education AU, 2003 - Photography - 287 pages
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Anne Marsh's treatise on the art of photography traces its theoretical underpinning from the early debates between the rationalists and the fantasists, through psychoanalytical interpretations, to the theatre of desire. She investigates the role of photography in ghostly performances', the masking of desire' and high camp aesthetics' - through to performance art' and the role of the photographer as a gender terrorist' - as in the work of Del LaGrace Volcano. The study concludes with notable examples of postmodern photography as they have occurred in the Australian context. This ground-breaking work by a leading Monash University academic will interest all students of photography and followers of recent trends in art and art theory.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
Introduction
13
The Theatre of Photography
68
Memory and Perception
91
The Aura and the Optical Unconscious
99
Photography and Epistemology
106
Photography and Desire Nineteenth Century Phantasms
114
Surrealist Phantasms
157
Desiring Photographs Performative Perversions
192
Performing History and the Aboriginal Menace
232
A Surreal Activism
241
History Revisited
249
Photography and the Theatre of Desire
263
Selected
269
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