The image of a jumbo jet crashing into the WTC on September 11th,
2001 is carved in our cultural memory. Nevertheless, we have been
familiarized with similar images through blockbuster disaster movies in
which national monuments such as the WTC, the White House, the Statue
of Liberty and the Pentagon feature as terrorist targets. This Wiretap
analyzed the visual representation of the attacks of September 11th in
New York from a cinematic, architectonic and cultural-symbolic point of
Jutta Zaremba's Mediascraping: The Media-Arts'
Presentation of New York Skyscrapers
looks at how skyscrapers are presented in media art, and which cultural and urban myths do they perpetuate or debunk.
Birgit Richard's 9.11. and the Culture of Shifting examines what happens when sets of
fictitious images which were accepted for decades (think of movies like Independence Day) are replaced by 'real' images. What is then the effect
on our view on images..