Montse Morcate

Montse Morcate
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Design and Image

PhD

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Publications (21)
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Covid-19 is the first pandemic to be broadcast and photographed as it happens worldwide. However, despite the plethora of images on countless aspects of the pandemic, few media images have covered its more sensitive issues, such as the collapse of the healthcare system, the process of dying alone, or the disruption to funeral rites and mourning. Co...
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El período declarado por el Gobierno español como Estado de alarma debido a la crisis del coronavirus tuvo un segui-miento exhaustivo en los medios. No obstante, se observa cómo el relato/narrativa visual que se publicó en los diarios va más allá del ámbito sanitario, centrándose mayoritariamente en aspectos de índole social, política o económica....
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The State of Alarm period declared by the Spanish Government due to the coronavirus crisis has had an exhaustive media coverage. However, it is observed how the visual story / narrative that has been published in the newspapers goes beyond the health field, focusing mainly on aspects of a social, political or economic nature. The types of images wi...
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This essay, based on academic research on the representation of death, grief and science, deals with the new resurgence of taxidermy in New York City, where a new generation of artists and artisans explore the aesthetic and ethical limits of this practice. As taxidermy deals with lifeless bodies of animals it becomes a delicate issue for many, in w...
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The contemporary photographic art project has incontrovertible value as a tool for transmitting and reflecting on historical memory and genocide. In this respect, teaching in the field of arts and art practices can create contexts for discussing and reflecting on a diverse range of aspects from various perspectives. These include the mechanisms tha...
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La fotografía doméstica, con el álbum como símbolo del legado de la memoria familiar, ha constituido el reflejo de la construcción identitaria y del deseo por configurar una memoria visual en la que proyectar una visión idealizada de la familia. Sin embargo, en otros periodos, las imágenes que reflejaban la muerte, el dolor o la pérdida del entorno...
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La enfermedad, la muerte y el duelo han estado muy presentes en la fotografía desde el nacimiento del medio. Sin embargo, estas imágenes han generado diferentes respuestas a lo largo del tiempo, oscilando entre la aceptación y el rechazo, dependiendo del contexto histórico y cultural. La aparición de la imagen digital y de Internet, así como las nu...
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La enfermedad, la muerte y el duelo han estado muy presentes en la fotografía desde el nacimiento del medio. Sin embargo, estas imágenes han generado diferentes respuestas a lo largo del tiempo, oscilando entre la aceptación y el rechazo, dependiendo del contexto histórico y cultural. La aparición de la imagen digital y de Internet, así como las nu...
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El presente artículo aborda el análisis de las diversas representaciones fotográficas de la muerte y el duelo y sus diversos usos publicadas en los tributos y páginas de homenaje a los difuntos en Internet por los dolientes. La investigación ahonda a su vez en el valor que obtienen estas imágenes una vez recontextualizadas en el duelo, así como tam...
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Pain, death and grief have always been very delicate photographic subjects, not only in documentary or journalistic photography but also and most especially in contemporary art. While photographs portraying grief and death were once an intrinsic part of the family album, these were progressively put away from view, leaving an important lack of visu...
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This article analyses various photographic representations of death and grief and its uses by the bereaved when published in tribute or memorialization sites on the Internet. Research, in turn, delves into the value of these images in the context of grief, as well as the response generated by relatives, acquaintances and often also strangers, once...
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Poster presentation for Research Project: ”Sharing pain and grief online: the self-referential digital image of illness and death as a means of destigmatization, connection, visibilizarion and copresence”
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Post-mortem photography is a photographic practice full of contradictions, both in its use and meaning. The leading role of these images, and hidden behind the corpse, is played by the bereaved, who yearns for the photography as a tool to confirm the death and also as a way to overcome grief. The bereaved is the connecting thread to understand a ge...

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Convocatoria 2020 Becas de investigación sobre bioética, Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas
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Proyecto de investigación y práctica artística sobre la autorrepresentación, construcción identitaria y su impacto social, centrado en el análisis de los nuevos procesos de creación, recepción y compartición de contenidos audiovisuales y transmedia relacionados con el cuerpo y la identidad.
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Interdisciplinary exploration of the depiction of pain and grief in the domain of the digital image and humanities. The specific object of study are the self-referential images of illness and death shared on the Internet. We analyze the new practices, narratives and formats emerging in their regard on the Internet and in social networks, along with their cultural significance.