Higher Seminar in Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University

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Title Higher Seminar in Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University
Person and role
Description Do Images Act on the Streets? Street Art and the Image Act Theory

Ilaria Hoppe presented aspects on her research on street art in combination with the image act theory summarized and proposed by the German art historian Horst Bredekamp. This highly discussed approach constitutes itself as an alternative to the speech act theory (Austin), pointing out that images have an own agency, an effect creating reaction and response. Thus, it tries to overcome the classical Cartesian subject-object-division and offers a way of thinking through and with the image constituting reality. Hoppe presents this holistic view with examples of street art, which appear anonymously in the public sphere and do not always have a distinct meaning. The question arises, whether images always act.
Date/period

2019 Feb 7

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • street art, urban creativity, Cognitive Semiotics, art history, Image Act
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Description

Do Images Act on the Streets? Street Art and the Image Act Theory

Ilaria Hoppe presented aspects on her research on street art in combination with the image act theory summarized and proposed by the German art historian Horst Bredekamp. This highly discussed approach constitutes itself as an alternative to the speech act theory (Austin), pointing out that images have an own agency, an effect creating reaction and response. Thus, it tries to overcome the classical Cartesian subject-object-division and offers a way of thinking through and with the image constituting reality. Hoppe presents this holistic view with examples of street art, which appear anonymously in the public sphere and do not always have a distinct meaning. The question arises, whether images always act.
2019 Feb 7

Higher Seminar in Cognitive Semiotics at Lund University

Duration2019 Feb 7 → …

Event: Seminar

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