I would like to introduce, from the beginning, a critical consideration of the image as a media phenomenon, and seek thereafter to make a shift from which the relationship with it would take another, perhaps liberating direction.
I'm not sure whether we are few or many people today to perceive the image as a domain and that it is an instrument of domination, nor do I know if there is insufficient awareness about the power that it unfolds for itself and about the influence that it excercise. I could also add that the image is economy, not in the sense of containment but on the contrary, of surplus: the image is part of the productivist dynamics of an economic system that carries within it the root of what some of us call capitalism of the mind, i.e. the monopoly of man's conscious and unconscious feelings. Thus the image is the image of the proliferation of capitalism that the sensible world and the human mind suffer gravely of. Because of this proliferation, the experience, as directly as possible (and that anybody can have out of which remains of unprecedented in his or her inner and what is unprecedented outside of(...) Leer más