“View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture” invites to submit abstracts to the issue devoted to the problem of visibility and invisibility of violence.
Images showing the violence of war, both still and moving, have become part of the collective experience of everyday life in recent months. Photographs of war crimes and films presenting catastrophic destruction have simply become a part of our social media feed. Although different forms of violence (war, terrorism, closed borders, sexual, racial, and class violence) seem over-represented in the field of visibility, the conditions of their functioning in culture are still equally defined by invisibility. In the next issue of “View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture” we want to ask how the excessive visibility of the above mentioned forms of violence shapes particular representations and what is excluded from this field of visibility.
managing editors: Agata Pietrasik, Dorota Sosnowska