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Ny publikasjon fra Professor Asbjørn Grønstad

Seeing Whole

Professor Asbjørn Grønstad er medredaktør av boken "Seeing Whole - Toward an Ethics and Ecology of Sight"

Ny publikasjon - Asbjørn Grønstad
Professor Asbjørn Grønstad er medredaktør av Seeing Whole
Montasje: Rune Arntsen


Seeing Whole: Toward an Ethics and Ecology of Sight explores the ways in which seeing as an embodied process is always a multivalent, ambiguous, and holistic undertaking. Looking at an image entails the mobilization of a range of affordances that together produce sight and insight as a phenomenological experience, namely cultural predispositions, geographical situatedness, medium specificity, personal biography, socio-political relationality, and corporeal affectibility. In their own diverse ways, the essays in this book suggest that acts of seeing make up a visual ecology that, in turn, introduces a new ethical horizon distinct from, but in continuous interaction with ,conventional ethics. Spanning a great variety of media forms – from painting and photography to film, video, literature, fashion, graffiti, and installation art – this interdisciplinary collection offers a thorough reconceptualization of the relation between the aesthetics and the ethics of images and represents an innovative addition to the field of visual culture studies.

Asbjørn Grønstad is Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, where he is also founding director of Nomadikon: The Bergen Center for Visual Culture. He is also a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Ekphrasis: Nordic Journal of Visual Culture, and the author and editor of numerous articles and books in film and visual culture studies. His latest book is Cinema and Agamben: Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image (edited with Henrik Gustafsson, 2014). 

Mark Ledbetter is Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics at the College of Saint Rose, Executive Director of the Southern Humanities Council, and Co-Director of the Center for the Ethics of Seeing. Mark received his PhD from Emory University, and he has published extensively in the areas of art, literature, and the aesthetic of meaning making; his most recent book is Doing Violence to the Body: An Ethic of Reading and Writing. He is currently working on a book titled Embodied Seeing, and recently completed a memoir titled Ledbetter’s Quarters.