PhD research by Gaia Tedone
Gaia’s current research project considers the shifting conditions of the photographic image within contemporary culture at large, exploring how digital technologies and social media are opening up new spaces for encountering and exhibiting visual material. It engages with an expansive definition of photography, which considers it an image as well as a social practice (J. Larsen, 2013) and an event (A. Azoulay, 2008) that is negotiated between different subject positions and networked technologies. Her research is approached from the standpoint of curatorial practice and sets out to explore innovative artistic and curatorial strategies available for fabricating and presenting visual content within a networked culture characterised by restless viewing patterns. Drawing upon the notion of ‘meta-picture’ elaborated by W.J.T. Mitchell’s in 1994, she wishes to problematise the relevance of ‘meta-images’—images about images production—for the critical examination of the modes of production, organisation and dissemination of photographic images within the networked culture.