Returning to Benjamin: Victor Burgin
New Essay, October 2022
Walter Benjamin’s essay of cultural criticism "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" has become a "classic" text, one which resonated through the twentieth century and beyond. In this succinct and pointed new essay, the artist and writer Victor Burgin rereads Benjamin’s 1935 text, to elaborate a new argument contending that the camera today is profoundly imbricated in that which is not visible.
September 29, 2022