Defence of the doctoral thesis Portable Moving Images by Ricardo Cedeño Montaña
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institute for Cultural History and Theory |
Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung
Sophienstraße, 22a. Berlin, Germany
7 Dec 2016
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries small-gauge film formats, consumer videotape formats, and low-resolution digital video files fostered the easy generation and transmission of moving images. Each of these media have emphasised the media's portability as the defining condition for media production. The subject matter of this dissertation is a description of the media storage formats that have constituted the material and technical basis of amateur and DIY productions of moving images. It inquires into the effects that the technical features of such formats--their form and structure--have had on the visual qualities and dissemination of amateur moving images.