In this paper we resume the arguments we made in a past research on the ambiguous epistemological status of digital photos, focusing on two main practices in which the enunciative device shows a manipulation moving from previous visual instances referentially grounded: mash-up and deepfake. In the first case, an ironical utterer performs a sort of explicit fiction: he then denies any documental status to its photographic text, and in so doing obtains a pragmatic effect of ludic nature (i.e. funniness, or irony). Deepfake, on the contrary, is a sophisticated form of visual simulation where there is no personal, intentional utterer: rather, it results from a hybrid enunciative framework, in which competences and performances are distributed among heterogeneous actants, through delegations and mediations. Deepfake indeed is a sort of objective camouflage: it simulates the testimonial value of its referential content, hiding the complete unreliability of it and obtaining a pragmatic effect of lie (‘seeming’ + ‘not being’).

La prova dell’enunciazione. Fotografia digitale, deepfake e pertinenza documentale denegata o rinegoziata

Antonio Perri
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2020

Abstract

In this paper we resume the arguments we made in a past research on the ambiguous epistemological status of digital photos, focusing on two main practices in which the enunciative device shows a manipulation moving from previous visual instances referentially grounded: mash-up and deepfake. In the first case, an ironical utterer performs a sort of explicit fiction: he then denies any documental status to its photographic text, and in so doing obtains a pragmatic effect of ludic nature (i.e. funniness, or irony). Deepfake, on the contrary, is a sophisticated form of visual simulation where there is no personal, intentional utterer: rather, it results from a hybrid enunciative framework, in which competences and performances are distributed among heterogeneous actants, through delegations and mediations. Deepfake indeed is a sort of objective camouflage: it simulates the testimonial value of its referential content, hiding the complete unreliability of it and obtaining a pragmatic effect of lie (‘seeming’ + ‘not being’).
deepfake; mashup; irony; photographs; semiotics; reference.
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