NOTES FROM AN ARTICLE: 'IN DEFENSE OF THE POOR IMAGE' BY HITO STEYERL

E-FLUX 2009

- The networks in which poor images circulate and constitute both a platform for a fragile new common interest and a battleground for commercial and national agendas containing experimental and artistic material. 

- Apart from the resolution and exchange value, one might imagine another form of value for the image defined by velocity, intensity and spread. 

- The flattening out of visual content- the concept in becoming of the images positions them within a general informational turn within economies of knowledge that tear images and their captions out of context and into the swirl of permanent capitalist deterritorialization. 

- The poor image constructs anonymous global networks just as it creates a shared history building alliances as it travels, provoking translation and mistranslation and creating new publics and debates. 

- The poor image is no longer about the real thing—the originary original. Instead, it is about its own real conditions of existence: about swarm circulation, digital dispersion, fractured and flexible temporalities.

Read the full article here: https://www.e-flux.com/journal/10/61362/in-defense-of-the-poor-image/

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