Manifestations of Political Violence in Digital/Media and Video Art: Cases from the Mediterranean (2000-2015)

Sahin, Ozden. 2014. 'Manifestations of Political Violence in Digital/Media and Video Art: Cases from the Mediterranean (2000-2015)'. In: Media and Communications Joint PhD Symposium. University of Westminster, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Despite the high number of the cases of overt political violence in the Mediterranean and the richness of media art in the region, there has been no comprehensive research about political violence and media art production in the Mediterranean. This study looks at the existing literature on definitions and classifications of violence –such as structural violence, subjective and objective violence, and symbolic violence– in relation to the notions of sovereignty and biopolitics. The research provides an analysis of political violence and media art from the Mediterranean through five case studies. These five cases are selected on the basis of the scope of the body upon which violence is inflicted. The cases provide: a microscopic view of a computer virus; a life-size view of an individual human body; a life-size view of a human group; a landscape view of urban transformation; and a bird’s eye view of war and destruction.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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Joint PhD Symposium by City University, Goldsmiths College, London School of Economics and Political Science, School of Oriental and African Studies, and University of Westminster.


Media Art, Political Violence, Mediterranean, Violence, Art, 21st Century.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


21 March 2014Completed

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University of Westminster, United Kingdom

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05 Sep 2014 09:00

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09 Feb 2018 14:07


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