Online CA Position
Tuesday 24.11.20, 16.30 – 18.00
Lecture in English
BA Visual Communication – Camera Arts
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Art and Design
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A Trumpian Spectacle:
Visual Politics of the 45th President of the United States
Donald Trump transformed political communication into a memetic spectacle and broke with the established conventions of democratic political representation. Based on various case studies, this lecture looks back on the visual politics of an extraordinary presidency.
We examine Donald Trump’s visual practices and discuss his strategies of hijacking media attention while bypassing and delegitimizing journalistic gate keepers.
Donald Trump’s fast food buffet for the Clemson Tigers football team. Shealah Craighead/The White House, Jan. 15, 2019
President Trump and his national security team monitoring developments as Special Operations forces closed in on the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria. Shealah Craighead/The White House, Oct. 26, 2019
President Donald Trump holds a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images, June 1, 2020