camerapublica

Welcome

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Curious minds, hungry eyes from all over the World, here you can feel at home.
Selected contemporary uncommon and rare photography publications and artist’s books, here awaiting for you.
To discover how does it look the World as seen through someone else’s eyes.

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ONEROOM is our physical dimension, located in Piazza dei Satiri 55 in Rome, IT
At the same time a bookstore and its detournement, sometimes a gallery and mostly an open studio. 
Always open, by chance or by appointment.

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camera publica is the digital and conceptual container of our activities, thoughts and dreams.
A platform for transdisciplinary research projects, using the photobook medium as main tool of investigation of the photography’s still unexpressed social potentialities.

camera publica is an experimental research centre on contemporary image.

Better said: on one image in particular,
the picture of the world we build and shape inside our head.

camera publica is an experimental research centre on contemporary image.

Better said: on one image in particular,
the picture of the world we build and shape inside our head.

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Detournement is a diversion, a detour, a seduction, a plagiarism, an appropriation, even perhaps a hijacking Is the integration of present or past artistic productions into a construction that surpasses them. [...] It can be a method of critique, in and against the spectacle that reveals the wearing out and loss of importance of the raw material of spectacle itself.
The key to detournement is not to appropriate the image, but to appropriate the power of appropriation itself.
Detournement as a critical practice is the opposite of quotation, of an authority invariably tainted if only because it has become quotable, because it is now a fragment torn away from its conditions of production, from its own movement [...]
Detournement need not be piracy. It is a method of playful cultural education, the first step towards a cultural commons.


mckenzie wark, DETOURNEMENT an abuser’s guide

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De ́tournement –a diversion, a detour, a seduction, a plagiarism, an appropriation, even perhaps a hijacking – is the integration of present or past artistic productions into a construction that surpasses them. [...] Can it be a method of critique, in and against the spectacle that reveals the wearing out and loss of importance of the raw material of spectacle itself?
The key to de ́tournement is not to appropriate the image, but to appropriate the power of appropriation itself.
De ́tournement as a critical practice is the opposite of quotation, of an authority invariably tainted if only because it has become quotable, because it is now a fragment torn away from its conditions of production, from its own movement [...]
De ́tournement need not be piracy. It is a method of playful cultural education, the first step towards a cultural commons.


mckenzie wark, DETOURNEMENT an abuser’s guide

Remember, we’re open only by chance
or by appointment!

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e-mail :  info@camerapublica.org

Address : Piazza dei Satiri, 55 00186 Roma IT

An experimental research centre on contemporary image

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Piazza dei Satiri, 55
00186 Roma (IT)

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