Bodies of Stone in the Media Visual Culture and the Arts

Scholars in media, visual culture and the arts propose studies of bodies of stone, from actors simulating statues to the transmutation of the filmic body into a fossil; from the real treatment of the cadaver as a mineral living object to ...


Author: Alessandra Violi

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048527069

Category: Art


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If mediatization has surprisingly revealed the secret life of inert matter and the 'face of things', the flipside of this has been the petrification of living organisms, an invasion of stone bodies in a state of suspended animation. Within a contemporary imaginary pervaded by new forms of animism, the paradigm of death looms large in many areas of artistic experimentation, pushing the modern body towards mineral modes of being which revive ancient myths of flesh-made-stone and the issue of the monument. Scholars in media, visual culture and the arts propose studies of bodies of stone, from actors simulating statues to the transmutation of the filmic body into a fossil; from the real treatment of the cadaver as a mineral living object to the rediscovery of materials such as wax; from the quest for a "thermal" equivalence between stone and flesh to the transformation of the biomedical body into a living monument.

The Palgrave Handbook of Image Studies

“Bodies That Matter: Miniaturisation and the Origin(s) of 'Art”'. In: Bodies of Stone in the Media, Visual Culture and the Arts. Ed. by Alessandra Violi, Barbara Grespi, Andrea Pinotti, and Pietro Conte. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University ...


Author: Krešimir Purgar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030718305

Category: Social Science

Page: 984

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This handbook brings together the most current and hotly debated topics in studies about images today. In the first part, the book gives readers an historical overview and basic diacronical explanation of the term image, including the ways it has been used in different periods throughout history. In the second part, the fundamental concepts that have to be mastered should one wish to enter into the emerging field of Image Studies are explained. In the third part, readers will find analysis of the most common subjects and topics pertaining to images. In the fourth part, the book explains how existing disciplines relate to Image Studies and how this new scholarly field may be constructed using both old and new approaches and insights. The fifth chapter is dedicated to contemporary thinkers and is the first time that theses of the most prominent scholars of Image Studies are critically analyzed and presented in one place.

Technology Urban Space and the Networked Community

In Bodies of Stone in the Media, Visual Culture and the Arts, ed. Alesseandra Violi, Barbara Grespi, Andrea Pinotti, and Pietro Conte, 106–125. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. ———. 2021. Schwarzer Kaffee für weiße Siedler.


Author: Saswat Samay Das

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030888091

Category: Philosophy

Page: 311

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This collection stages a dynamic scholarly debate about the ambivalent workings of technocapitalism and humanism in urban spaces. Such workings are intended to provide multiple forms of autonomy and empowerment but instead create intolerable contradictions that are experienced in the form of a slavish adherence to machines. Representing the novelty of a post-anthropocentric grammar, this book points towards a new ethical and political praxis. It challenges the anthropocentrism of bio-politics and neoliberalism in order to express the constitutive potential of an eco-sensible ‘new earth’.

Curriculum and the Cultural Body

Notions of technology and visual literacy . Studies in Art Education , 46 ( 1 ) , 88-91 . Stone , L. ( Ed . ) . ( 1994 ) . The education feminism reader . New York : Routledge . Stump , J. ( 2002 ) . Discriminatory portrayals of the ...


Author: Stephanie Springgay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820486868

Category: Education

Page: 269

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How to Make the Body

Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) Thomas O. Haakenson (California College of the Arts, USA) Visual Cultures and German Contexts publishes innovative research into visual culture in Germany, ...


Author: Jennifer Creech

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350194052

Category: Art

Page: 264

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How to Make the Body: Difference, Identity, and Embodiment brings together contemporary and historical readings of the body, exploring the insights and limits of established and emerging theories of difference, identity, and embodiment in a variety of German contexts. The engaging contributions to this volume utilize and challenge cutting-edge approaches to scholarship on the body by putting these approaches in direct conversation with canonical texts and objects, as well as with lesser-known yet provocative emerging forms. To these ends, the chapter authors investigate “the body” through detailed studies across a wide variety of disciplines and modes of expression: from advertising, aesthetics, and pornography, to social media, scientific experimentation, and transnational cultural forms. Thus, this volume showcases the ways in which the body as such cannot be taken for granted and surmises that the body continues to undergo constant--and potentially disruptive--diversification and transformation.

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

Amelia Jones, Professor of Art and Design and Vice Dean of Critical Studies Amelia Jones ... On forgetting the body , see Rosanne Stone , “ Will the Real Body Please Stand Up ? Boundary Stories about Virtual Culture , ” in Cyberspace ...


Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415267056

Category: Art

Page: 560

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Challenging the notion of feminism as a unified discourse, this book assembles writings that address art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media, and other visual fields from a feminist perspective. The book combines classic texts with six newly commissioned pieces. Articles are grouped into thematic sections, each introduced by the editor. Providing a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies, as well as an overview of major feminist theories of the visual, this reader also explores how issues of race, class, nationality, and sexuality enter into debates about feminism in the field of the visual. -- book cover.

Art History and the Senses

'There Are No Visual Media', Journal of Visual Culture 4 (2005), 257–66. —, Picture Theory (Chicago and London: ... Segal, N., 'Words, Bodies and Stone', Journal of Romance Studies 6 (2006), 1–18. Shaw-Miller, S., Visible Deeds of ...


Author: Gabriel Koureas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351575478

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Should sight trump the other four senses when experiencing and evaluating art? Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present questions whether the authority of the visual in 'visual culture' should be deconstructed, and focuses on the roles of touch, taste, smell, and sound in the materiality of works of art. From the nineteenth century onward, notions of synaesthesia and the multi-sensorial were important to a series of art movements from Symbolism to Futurism and Installations. The essays in this collection evaluate works of art at specific moments in their history, and consider how senses other than the visual have (or have not) affected the works' meaning. The result is a re-evaluation of sensory knowledge and experience in the arts, encouraging a new level of engagement with ideas of style and form.

Visual Culture What is visual culture studies

The first paradox of visual studies may well be that of a creative interdisciplinarity founded uncertainly on scarcity . ... holds together through a consensus based on recognizing commonalities among visual media - painting , sculpture ...


Author: Joanne Morra

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415326427

Category: Art and society

Page: 400

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Fluid Flesh

The Body, Religion and the Visual Arts Barbara Baert. Jan De Maeyer is the Director of KADOC Documentation and Research Center for Religion, Culture, and Society ( and Professor in History at the K.U.Leuven.


Author: Barbara Baert

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058677167

Category: Art

Page: 125

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How do we relate the body we have and the bodies we see to the mind, or to the soul? Fluid Flesh addresses the relationship between the body, religion, and the visual arts, which is one of both love and tension. Are we able (and allowed) to think of the divine in a corporeal way? Isn't artistic expression, which originated from both the human mind and body, intrinsically a bodily matter?Featuring an introduction from James Elkins, Fluid Flesh covers an array of topics including the visual as a spiritual medium today; iconophilia and iconoclasm in the past and present; the human body, religion and contemporary lifestyles; and premodern and postmodern perspectives on anatomy and the visual arts. Several authors address the presentation of the human form in Christian art and ask whether the body may be present in religious art even without figuration. The authors highlight the intertwined and powerful roles of both the image and the body within a contemporary culture that has seemingly devalued language (in favor of the image) and has renewed a "sinful" conception of the body as in constant need of improvement.

Material Modernity

Series Editors Deborah Ascher Barnstone (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) Thomas O. Haakenson (California College of the Arts, USA) Visual Cultures and German Contexts publishes innovative research into visual culture in ...


Author: Deborah Ascher Barnstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350228757

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Material Modernity explores creative innovation in German art, design, and architecture during the Weimar Republic, charting both the rise of new media and the re-fashioning of old media. Weimar became famous for the explosion of creative ingenuity across the arts in Germany, due to experiments with new techniques (including the move towards abstraction in painting and sculpture) and inventive work in such new media as paper and plastic, which utilized both new and old methods of art production. Individual chapters in this book consider inventions such as the camera and materials like celluloid, examine the role of new materials including concrete composites in opening up fresh avenues in the plastic arts, and relate advances in the understanding of color perception and psychology to an increased interest in visual perception and the latent potential of color as both architectural ornament and carrier of emotional force in space. While art historians usually argue that experimentation in the Weimar Republic was the result of an intentional rejection of traditional modes of expression in the conscious attempt to invent a modern art and architecture unshackled from historic media and methods, this volume shows that the drivers for innovation were often far more complex and nuanced. It first of all describes how the material shortages precipitated by the First World War, along with the devastation to industrial infrastructure and disruption of historic trade routes, affected art, as did a spirit of experimentation that permeated interwar German culture. It then analyzes new challenges in the 1920s to artistic conventions in traditional art modes like painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, textiles, and print-making and simultaneously probes the likely causes of innovative new methods of artistic production that appeared, such as photomontage, assemblage, mechanical art, and multi-media art. In doing so, Material Modernity fills a significant gap in Weimar scholarship and art history literature.