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In the article, we advance the notion of an affective atmosphere for analyzing the works of art by two contemporary Latvian photographers—Aija Bley (b. 1967) and Arnis Balčus (b. 1978). The spatial relations of bodies and environments and the photographed subjects’ facial expressions and postures negotiate a sense of postsocialist affectivity that we describe as forgetful and drowsy. In the selected images, the affective atmospheres enact the ambiguities of the Soviet legacies, along with the challenges of neoliberal rationality affecting today’s Latvian society.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Polish Journal of Aesthetics|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
- Affective Atmosphere
- Affective AtmLatvian Contemporary Photography
Field of Science*
- 6.3 Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
- 6.4 Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
- 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)
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Polish Journal of Aesthetics (Journal)
Jana Kukaine (Editor)28 Mar 2023
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