Citational Media
Counter-Archives and Technology in Contemporary Visual Culture

Edited by Annie Ring and Lucy Bollington

Visual Culture 7

Legenda

  April 2024

ISBN: 978-1-839542-02-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-839542-03-9 (paperback, forthcoming)

ISBN: 978-1-839542-04-6 (JSTOR ebook)

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Citational Media foregrounds the potential of a set of counter-archival practices that have emerged in contemporary visual media outside the traditional space of the cinema. Each chapter focuses on examples of visual or performance culture that appropriate, reuse and so progressively ‘archive’ other media or footage, in their attempts to critique dominant ideologies in an age of new technologies and seemingly ongoing global turbulence. The resulting case studies, drawn from the late twentieth century to the present day, range from critical reuses of television footage that undercut the medium’s original meanings, to popular Vlogs screened through YouTube and Twitch that performatively cite smart technologies and their software interfaces. Together they show citational media practices which, while ambivalent in their possible meanings, can recast the narratives and archives that have governed contemporary life and, if left unquestioned, risk further constricting and exploiting it.

Annie Ring is Associate Professor of German and Film and Lucy Bollington is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Film. Both are based in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society and the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, University College London.

Bibliography entry:

Ring, Annie, and Lucy Bollington (eds), Citational Media: Counter-Archives and Technology in Contemporary Visual Culture, Visual Culture, 7 (Legenda, 2024)

First footnote reference: 35 Citational Media: Counter-Archives and Technology in Contemporary Visual Culture, ed. by Annie Ring and Lucy Bollington, Visual Culture, 7 (Legenda, 2024), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Ring and Bollington, p. 47.

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Ring, Annie, and Lucy Bollington (eds). 2024. Citational Media: Counter-Archives and Technology in Contemporary Visual Culture, Visual Culture, 7 (Legenda)

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