From an iconographic perspective, this paper focuses on the elephant migration in Yunnan, China, which began in 2020, and incorporates the idea of elephants as images and cross-media ecological image-making into the discussion. The analysis of the group-derived images shifts from anthropocentric thinking and the homeland narratives constructed around the Yunnan elephants to a conscious reflection on the obscured material nature of the animal images. Therefore, this paper does not focus on a single visual form, but rather seeks to explore the possibility of the flow and convergence of ecological images between media, beyond the limits of “frames”, through the contact and escape of images in the sense of geography and mesologie.
|Translated title of the contribution||Transboundary Generation of the Elephant: An Analysis of Animal Images from an Ecological Perspective|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Submitted - Oct 2022|