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Grønstad, Asbjørn

Works: 13 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 3,193 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Asbjørn Grønstad
Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema by Asbjørn Grønstad( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence. More specifically, the book challenges the traditional understanding of the concept of memesis with regard to film fiction in general and film violence in particular. Transfigurations deconstructs the idea that the film image is a transparent entity, and proposes instead that filmicity is always opaque. In turn, this argument leads to the conclusion that all film fiction is amimetic, and that it entails processes of transfiguration rather representation, aesthetic theorization rather than mimetic reflection. By considering film violence not as a mirror but as a trope, this book shows how the violence in films may be interpreted as a discourse on death and masculinity."--Jacket
Screening the unwatchable : spaces of negation in post-millennial art cinema by Asbjørn Grønstad( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against commodification: unwatchable cinema and the question of ethics -- Entropic cinema, or trouble every day -- Bodies, landscapes and the tropology of inertia -- Spaces of impropriety -- The metapornographic imagination -- Be here to see this: Haneke's intrusive images -- Postscript
Ethics and images of pain by Asbjørn Grønstad( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of the painful image as a source of ethical reflection? Engaging with a wide range of visual media--from painting, theatre, and sculpture, to photography, film, and video--this interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars of visual culture offers a reappraisal of the increasingly complex relationship between images of pain and the ethics of viewing. Ethics and Images of Pain reconsiders the persistent and ever pertinent nexus of aesthetics and ethics, the role of painful images as generators of unpredictable forms of affect, the moral transformation of spectatorship, the ambivalence of the witness and the representation of afflication as a fundamental form of our shared scopic experience. The instructive and illuminating essays in the collection introduce a phenomenological context in which to make sense of our current ecology of excruciating images, one that accentuates notions of responsibility, empathy, and imagination. Contributors trace the images of pain across a miscellany of case studies, and amongst the topics addressed are: the work of artists as disparate as Doris Salcedo, Anselm Kiefer and Bendik Riis; photographs from Abu Ghraib and Rwanda; Hollywood war films and animated documentaries; performances of self-immolations and incidents of police brutality captured on mobile phones
Cinema and Agamben : ethics, biopolitics and the moving image by Henrik Gustafsson( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the first collection of original essays that brings together a group of established and emerging scholars of film and visual culture for an innovative study of contemporary film theory and philosophy. Refracting current conceptions of the moving image through the influential work of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, these essays facilitate a unique multidisciplinary conversation that fundamentally rethinks the theory and praxis of cinema. In their resourceful analyses of the work of artists such as David Claerbout, Marcel Duchamp, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Jean Rouch, Richard Serra, Susanne Winterling and others, the authors put to use a number of the key concepts from Agamben's rich body of work: biopolitics, decreation, dispositif, gesture, the messianic, and profanation, to name a few. Sustaining the eminently interdisciplinary scope of Agamben's writing, the essays all bespeak the importance of Agamben's thought for forging new beginnings in film theory and for remedying the elegiac proclamations of the death of cinema so characteristic of the current moment. (EDITOR)
Cover scaping : discovering album aesthetics( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gestures of seeing in film, video and drawing by Asbjørn Grønstad( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of its kind, 'Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing' engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images - as lenses bearing on their own circumstances - are constantly mobilized to enact symbolic forms of warfare and where they get entangled in all kinds of cultural conflicts and controversies, a turn to the gestural life of images seems to promise a particularly pertinent avenue of intellectual inquiry. The complex gestures of the artwork remain an under-explored theoretical topos in contemporary visual culture studies. In visual art, the gestural appears to be that which intervenes between form and content, materiality and meaning. But as a conceptual force it also impinges upon the very process of seeing itself. 0As a critical and heuristic trope, the gestural galvanizes many of the most pertinent areas of inquiry in contemporary debates and scholarship in visual culture and related disciplines: ethics (images and their values and affects), aesthetics (from visual essentialism to transesthetics and synesthesia), ecology (iconoclastic gestures and spaces of conflict), and epistemology (questions of the archive, memory and documentation). Offering fresh perspectives on many of these areas, 'Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing' will be intensely awaited by readers from and across several disciplines, such as anthropology, linguistics, performance, theater, film and visual studies
Film and the ethical imagination by Asbjørn Grønstad( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive, critical overview of the turn to ethics in literature, film, and visual culture. It discusses the concept of a biovisual ethics, offering a new theory of the relation between film and ethics based on the premise that images are capable of generating their own ethical content. This ethics operates hermeneutically and materializes in cinema’s unique power to show us other modes of being. The author considers a wealth of contemporary art films and documentaries that embody ethical issues through the very form of the text. The ethical imagination generated by films such as The Nine Muses, Post Tenebras Lux, Amour, and Nostalgia For the Light is crucially defined by openness, uncertainty, opacity, and the refusal of hegemonic practices of visual representation
Seeing whole : toward an ethics and ecology of sight by Mark Ledbetter( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeing Whole: Toward an Ethics and Ecology of Sight explores the ways in which seeing as an embodied process is always a multivalent, ambiguous, and holistic undertaking. Looking at an image entails the mobilization of a range of affordances that together produce sight and insight as a phenomenological experience, namely cultural predispositions, geographical situatedness, medium specificity, personal biography, socio-political relationality, and corporeal affectibility. In their own diverse ways, the essays in this book suggest that acts of seeing make up a visual ecology that, in turn, introduces a new ethical horizon distinct from, but in continuous interaction with, conventional ethics. This interdisciplinary collection offers a thorough reconceptualization of the relation between the aesthetics and the ethics of images and represents an innovative addition to the field of visual culture studies."--Dust jacket
To become the self one is : a critical companion to Drude Krog Janson's A saloonkeeper's daughter( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with W.J.T. Mitchell by Asbjørn Grønstad( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and Images of Pain( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Impaired images and the boundaries of discernibility by Asbjørn Grønstad( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema (Film culture in transition) by Asbjørn Grønstad( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Grønstad, Asbjørn

Grønstad, Asbjørn Skarsvåg

Grönstad, Asbjörn Skarsvåg 1972-

Skarsvåg Grønstad, Asbjørn

English (106)

German (2)

Cover scaping : discovering album aestheticsTransfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema (Film culture in transition)