Next week I am going to present a paper “From light-to-sound: Mediumsprünge and the absence as creative matter” and perform “Self-portrait of an absence” at the 6th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X in Madrid.
The paper analyses media devices and artworks based on light-to-sound translations through the articulation of Vilém Flusser’s media theory – namely considering the zero-dimensionality of electronic and digital media and the concept of Mediumsprünge. By focusing on the role of absence as creative matter, the discussed examples were selected from references and methodological tools used in a cross-disciplinary practice-based PhD research on photosensitive materials and devices conducted between 2014 and 2018. The reflection turns explicit multiple dimensions of the notion of absence within creative processes in Media Art, analyzed as experiences of translation of materialities.
Self-portrait of an absence has been a methodological tool used along the PhD research to reflect upon the topics addressed in the paper.
The complete program of the conference can be found here.