This book wants to be a theoretical profound publication representing the multiplicity of Walls work. Even more: it is a book which is relevant for the discussion of photography since the late 70s.
Peter Bürger in his essay works on Walls relation to the discussions of the end versus a rehabilitation of avantgardistic art. Homay King treats Walls relation to film theory. Achim Hochdörfer describes Walls relation to the discussion of photography in the late 70s including it’s ideological fights and polemics. Kaja Silverman writes about phaenomenas of the visible and the invisible in photography. Gregor Stemmrich sets Walls art in relation to Canadian conceptualism. Tom Holert analyses Walls interest in popular visual codes and contemporary iconography. Fred Orton uses the picture „A Ventriloquist at a Birthday Party“ to find answers to questions around the „living“ and the „dead“ of representation.