The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

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  • Product Code: bk16022
  • ISBN: 978-1-894212-47-2
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This book was produced in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, curated by Gaëtane Verna and Mark Sealy organised by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP. The inspiration was the work of cultural theorist Professor Stuart Hall. His ground-breaking essay Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse, first published in 1973, is reproduced here in full. In it, Hall encouraged readers to think about how meaning is constructed, how it is systematically distorted by audience reception and how it can be detached and drained of its original intent. The book features work by Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Sven Augustinjen, Shelagh Keeley, Steve McQueen and Zineb Sedira.


Book data
Photographs 44
Dimensions 165mm x 215mm
Cover type Paperback
Publication 2016