“In defense of the poor image” written by Hito Steyerl

Art is a creative

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“Art is a creative exercise however it should be exercised with certain responsibility.”

In defense of the poor image is an article written by Hito Steyerl who talks about how art has become the gap between the reality and its meaning, the mechanical reproduction of art has represented multiple interpretations and the essence of art in reality has lost its meaning. Technology is driven by innovations; as mechanical reproduction of any art may lose its own unique existence.

As Walter Benjamin also mentions in his article “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” that even the most perfect reproduction of a piece of art lacks one element which is time and space for example architectures that have been replicated by modern architects have not been able to replace or have been able to reproduce the original form of history. Similarly films, ripped, copied re- edited in to various forms lose their value of originality and resolution.


One thought on ““In defense of the poor image” written by Hito Steyerl

  1. Keep reading this essay to get to the part ‘after’ the loss of resolution. What happens to the copied image? How was it accessed before and after the copying? How do what Benjamin and Steyerl’s take on copying and reproduction differ? Do they place value on the reproduced image the same way?


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