Cite as: Marie-José Mondzain, ‘The Operating Zone of Images’, lecture presented at the conference Image Operations, ICI Berlin, 10–12 April 2014, video recording, mp4, 41:16 <>
10 – 12 Apr 2014

The Operating Zone of Images

By Marie-José Mondzain

Video in English

Format: mp4
Length: 00:41:16
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Part of the Conference

Image Operations

Some images intervene directly in the world and change it in far-reaching ways. As components of media practices, they generate events, impacting immediately and concretely on people and bodies. Image operations such as these are particularly striking in the case of war, terrorist attacks, and the political campaigns of NGOs – but also in medicine. The international conference Image Operations brought together leading scholars to discuss the constitutive role of images and their ethical implications.


ICI Berlin
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Lisa Cartwright
James Elkins
Isabella Graw
Thomas Keenan
Timothy Lenoir
W.J.T. Mitchell
Marie-José Mondzain

Organized by

Charlotte Klonk
Jens Eder
In cooperation with the ICI