Maya Goded

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

“[For Hito Steyerl] ‘the poor image is like a rag or a rip; an AVI or a JPEG, a lumpen proletariat in  the class society of appearances, ranked and valued according to its resolution . . . the poor image tends toward abstraction: it is a visual idea in its very becoming[.]’ It somehow speaks volumes of exactitude of the inexact. It undermines the need for the probable and the absolute. Her argument is to re-examine not only how an image is understood, but what we understand about its disregard and dissolution.” Brad Feuerhelm • American Suburb X