Through the prism of media archaeology, this talk will present a reading of Daniele Genadry’s body of work as a potential material analysis on the status of the contemporary image. In this reading, Rousseau explores the image’s migration within the technical strata of reproduction (etching, drawing, painting, photography, and film) and its relationship to the storyline of the gaze’s memory.
Pascal Rousseau is professor of contemporary art history at the Paris I University Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he specializes in the historical avant-garde and its beginnings in abstraction as well as its links with imaginaries, science, and technology in 20th and 21st century contemporary culture. He curated Robert Delaunay. De l’impressionnisme à l’abstraction (Centre Pompidou, 1999), Aux origines de l’abstraction. 1800-1914 (Musée d’Orsay, 2003), Sous influence. Résurgences de l’hypnose dans l’art contemporain (Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 2006) and Cosa Mentale. Art et télépathie au XXème siècle (Centre Pompidou, Metz, October 2015).