Ontology for New Media Hybridity

  • Fabio Waki University of Coimbra


Review of Jihoon Kim, Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age, New York: Bloomsbury, 2016, 404 pp., ISBN 978-1-6289-2293-6.

In Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age, Jihoon Kim tries to describe the ontology of contemporary artworks produced within the universe of New Media Art, particularly the ontology of those works he understands as hybrid moving images, images whose typical materialities are denatured, deconstructed, and resignified when remediated through digital platforms, technical supports or artistic practices initially strange to them. Revising theories by important art critics of the last decades, such as Clement Greenberg and Rosalind Krauss, and combining them with theories by contemporary art critics, such as Lev Manovich and Peter Weibel, Kim provides us new tools for understanding why this New Media hybridity is feasible as visual fruition, as well as why it is progressively capable of grasping new, historically-oriented, image possibilities.

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Author Biography

Fabio Waki, University of Coimbra

PhD student in Materialities of Literature


KRAUSS, Rosalind (1999). A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of Post-medium Condition. New York: Thames & Hudson.
How to Cite
WAKI, Fabio. Ontology for New Media Hybridity. MATLIT: Materialities of Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 97-101, dec. 2017. ISSN 2182-8830. Available at: <https://impactum-journals.uc.pt/matlit/article/view/4136>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14195/2182-8830.
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Materialities of Literature; Digital Humanities; New Media