Medium Religion

Faith. Geopolitics. Art

Cover of the publication »Medium Religion«
Type of publication
Exhibition catalog, Anthology
Author / Editor
Boris Groys and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
Publishing house, place
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
Year
2011
Content

The original media used by religions were scriptures and books. Today´s religions movements operate predominantly with images that can be produced and distributed by means of electronic picture media, such as video and television, for example, as religious propaganda. The so-called “return of religions” does not necessarily mean that more people having become religious. Instead, religions have moved from the private sphere of personal belief to the public sphere of visual communication. They function as machines for the repetition and mass media distribution of mechanically produced images.

The publication »Medium Religion. Faith. Geopolitics. Art.« provides insight into the medial reproduction and significance of religion, in particular, its manifestations in geopolitical hot spots like the Middle East, Asia, Russia, the U.S., and South America. It comprises scientific contributions by renowned theorists and a documentation of the exhibition.

Language
English
Description
231p. : numerous ill.
ISBN
978-3-86560-604-4
Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
Partners
The Model, Sligo, Ireland
Sponsors
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg ; Stadt Karlsruhe