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"Les Carnets du BAL" 's collection aims to explore the stakes of the contemporary image and to apprehend the notion of visual "document" in all its diversity. Each subject is addressed through theoretical contributions, presentations and analyses of works by renowned artists, philosophers, historians, anthropologists and critics, based on examples chosen from the fields of photography, video and cinema.

« Within an image, the device that gave birth to it appears more or less clearly to the eye. Some images conceal it, others, on the contrary, reveal it. To question these different devices "to see" implies to go back in the image's time, to try to understand what exists and what occurs "before the image". » - Guillaume Le Gall, editorial director for Carnets du BAL #6.

Les Carnets du BAL # 6 is based on the seminar entitled "Avant l'image, des dispositifs pour voir", which was held at the initiative of LE BAL on October 20 and 21, 2014 at the EHESS, in Paris.

Publication date:2015
Number of pages: 240 pages
Weight: 457 g.
Dimensions: 15 × 20,5 cm


The 6th Issue of Carnets du BAL was produced with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, General Secretariat, Department for the Coordination of Cultural Policies and Innovation; the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, General Directorate for School Education; the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS.

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