«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 9, 2018, pp. 84-103

Lidia Mafrica

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Fotoplastikon di Jacek Dehnel come macchina multimediale

Fotoplastikon by Jacek Dehnel as a multimedia tool

ABSTRACT. In this article, I will analyse Fotoplastikon (2009) by Jacek Dehnel, a collection of a hundred old photographs accompanied by the same amount of poetic proses. The working principle of the book follows that of stereoscopy and bases itself upon the illusion of depth originating from the parallel reading of the images and texts placed next to them. The work, which resembles an old photo album, becomes a multimedia tool capable of creating a third dimension in spite of its flat surface. The result is a dialectic game the reader is asked to take part in starting from the subjective experience of the author. This article aims to describe the different strategies by which Dehnel, starting from Barthes’ concept of punctum, leads the reader to formulate his/her own interpretation, which is often distant from the monoreferentiality of the image. Moreover, I took into consideration the idea of supplying the article with some excerpts of the work translated into Italian.

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