Pixelated View: Investigating the Pixel in Light of Substantial Motion

Emadi, A. (2013) Pixelated View: Investigating the Pixel in Light of Substantial Motion. In: 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, Australia, 11-13 Jun 2013, ISBN 9780646913131

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This paper considers creative approaches engaging the body of digital video in relation to the outside world, drawing on Persian Islamic philosopher Mulla Sadra’s (1571–1641) theory of “al-harakat aljawhariyya” (Substantial Motion). For Sadra, the world is constantly changing in its substance. Substance is not fixed, as other philosophies suggest; rather, it is an act of existence, a process. Resisting fixity, this process emphasizes time and motion. Sadra’s theory, alongside Deleuze’s approach toward the point of view of non-human subjects, suggests new possibilities for the moving image. The paper contributes to the study of film, and the material understanding of digital video and the pixel.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Pixel, time, motion, moving image, Persian-Islamic philosophy, Mulla Sadra, substantial motion, Gilles Deleuze.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Emadi, Dr Azadeh
Authors: Emadi, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Research Group:ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology and the University of Sydney

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