Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination

The fact that physical movements activate the imagination is illustrated in the example of two theatrical productions in which an architectural space, which is mostly thought of as static, becomes a performative, dynamic space through ...

Author: Bernd Huppauf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136603594

Category: Art

Page: 384

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In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the creative imagination in seeing and producing images and the imaginary.
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Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination

In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental.

Author: Bernd-Rüdiger Hüppauf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415990936

Category: Art

Page: 375

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In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the creative imagination in seeing and producing images and the imaginary.
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Global Youth in Digital Trajectories

Imagination, fantasy and creativity: Introduction. In B. Huppauf & C. Wulf (Eds.), Dynamics and performativity of imagination: The image between the visible and the invisible (pp. 21–24). New York: Routledge.

Author: Michalis Kontopodis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315303222

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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Global Youth in Digital Trajectories explores the most recent developments regarding youth and media in a global perspective. Representing an innovative contribution to virtual research methods, this book presents research carried out in areas as diverse as Greece, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Russia, and India. The volume examines which new anthropological, and cultural-historical conditions and changes arise in connection with the widespread presence of digital media in the lives of the networked teens. Indeed, it is highlighted that the differentiation between an offline world and an online world is inapplicable to the lives of most young people. Exploring youth’s imaginary productions, personal sense-making processes and cross-media dialogues in today’s multimedia worlds, Global Youth in Digital Trajectories will be of particular interest to undergraduates and postgraduates in the fields of sociology, anthropology, education studies, media research and cultural studies. It may also appeal to practitioners in social work and schools. URL for circulation: www.routledge.com/9781138236035
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Indefinite Visions

Georges Didi-Huberman, 'Aesthetic Immanence', in B. Huppauf and C. Wulf (eds), Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between the Visible and the Invisible (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 49–50. 6.

Author: Beugnet Martine Beugnet

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474407137

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Moving image culture seems to privilege the instantly identifiable: the recognizable face, the well-timed stunt, the perfectly synchronized line of dialogue. Yet perfect, in-focus visibility does not come 'naturally' to the moving image, and if there is one visual effect the eye of the camera can record better than the human eye it is blur. Looking beyond popular media to works of experimental cinema and video art, this groundbreaking collection addresses the aesthetics and politics of moving images in states of decay, distortion, indistinctness and fragmentation. A range of international scholars examines what is at stake in these images' sometimes radical foregrounding of materiality and mediation, or of evanescence and spectrality, as well as their challenging of the dominant position accorded to 'legible' images. How have artists and filmmakers rendered the 'indefinite' image, and what questions does it pose? With a range of approaches, from aesthetics to phenomenology to production studies, the authors in this volume investigate techniques, themes and concepts that emerge from this wilful excavation of the moving image's material base.
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Anthropology

On aesthetics, see Bernd Huppauf and Christoph Wulf, eds., Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between the Visible and the Invisible (New York: Routledge, 2009). 7. See Hiippauf and Wulf, eds., Dynamics and ...

Author: Christoph Wulf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226925066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 425

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Originally published in German, Christoph Wulf’s Anthropology sets its sights on a topic as ambitious as its title suggests: anthropology itself. Arguing for an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to anthropology that incorporates science, philosophy, history, and many other disciplines, Wulf examines—with breathtaking scope—all the ways that anthropology has been understood and practiced around the globe and through the years. Seeking a central way to understand anthropology in the midst of many different approaches to the discipline, Wulf concentrates on the human body. An emblem of society, culture, and time, the body is also the result of many mimetic processes—the active acquisition of cultural knowledge. By examining the role of the body in the performance of rituals, gestures, language, and other forms of imagination, he offers a bold new look at how culture is produced, handed down, and transformed. Drawing such examinations into a comprehensive and sophisticated assessment of the discipline as a whole, Anthropology looks squarely at the mystery of humankind and the ways we have attempted to understand it.
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Emotions in Rituals and Performances

South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity Axel Michaels, Christoph Wulf. and, in the process, the relationship between ... HUPPAUF, B./WULF, C. (Eds.) (2009): Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination.

Author: Axel Michaels

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000059199

Category: Religion

Page: 470

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Challenging the idea that rituals are static and emotions irrational, the volume explores the manifold qualities of emotions in ritual practices. Focusing explicitly on the relationship between emotions and rituals, it poses two central questions. First, how and to what extent do emotions shape rituals? Second, in what way are emotions ritualized in and beyond rituals? Strong emotions are generally considered to be more spontaneous and uncontrolled, whereas ritual behaviour is regarded as planned, formalized and stereotyped, and hence less emotional. However, as the volume demonstrates, rituals often reveal strong emotions among participants, are motivated by feelings, or are intended to generate them. The essays discuss the motivation for rituals; the healing function of emotions; the creation of new emotions through new media; the aspect of mimesis in the generation of feelings; individual, collective, and non-human emotions; the importance of trance and possession; staged emotions and emotions on stage; emotions in the context of martyrdom; emotions in Indian and Western dance traditions; emotions of love, sorrow, fear, aggression, and devotion. Furthermore, aesthetic and sensory dimensions, as well as emic concepts, of emotions in rituals are underscored as relevant in understanding social practice.
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Images of the Body in India

South Asian and European Perspectives on Rituals and Performativity Axel Michaels, Christoph Wulf ... HUPPAUF, B./WULF, C. (Eds.) (2009): Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between the Visible and the Invisible.

Author: Axel Michaels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136703928

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This intriguing book engages with the concept of the body in its cultural context by acknowledging and demonstrating that the human body is understood differently in Western and Indian cultures. The contributors go on to show that any attempt to put forward a single concept of the body within Indian culture would be misleading. Divided into three parts, the book examines the considerable and often conflicting variations in body images and body concepts. In Part One the contributors focus on the representation of the body in religious and philosophical texts; representations that emerged from reading, translating and interpreting classical writings from diverse historical and anthropological approaches. Through predominantly ethnographic studies, Part Two explores the role of the body in narratives and ritual performance, from dance to ritualistic ceremonies. Visualisation processes of the body are examined in Part Three, focusing on developments in modern and contemporary periods: from visual practices at the Mughal court, to the multiple bodies of the bride, and the influence of new media. This volume is a fascinating collection of articles for those in the fields of sociology and anthropology, history, religion, cultural studies and South Asian studies.
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Repetition Recurrence Returns

Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between the Visible and the Invisible. New York: Routledge. Jacoboni, Marco. 2008. Mirroring People. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Johnson, Mark. 1990.

Author: Joan Ramon Resina

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498594004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Repetition is constitutive of human life. Unlike simple recall, repetition is permeated by the past and the present and is oriented toward the future. This book investigates the significance of different forms of repetition in literature, culture, and society through studies of the function and importance of an array of repetitive phenomenon.
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Performing Digital

41 Bernd Huppauf and Christoph Wulf, eds, The Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between the Visible and the Invisible (New York: Routledge, 2009). 42 Susan Murray, 'Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting ...

Author: David Carlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317082453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity of knowledge and cases about video and the digital archive. This book seeks to address that through the lens of the project Circus Oz Living Archive. This project provides the case study foundation for the articulation of the issues, challenges and possibilities that the design and development of digital archives afford. Drawn from eight different disciplines and professions, the authors explore what it means to embrace the possibilities of digital technologies to transform contemporary cultural institutions and their archives into new methods of performance, representation and history.
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Embodiment of Musical Creativity

The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition Zvonimir Nagy. Consciousness: Philosophical ... Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image between Invisible and Visible. London: Routledge. Huron, David. 2001.

Author: Zvonimir Nagy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315469003

Category: Music

Page: 228

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Embodiment of Musical Creativity offers an innovative look at the interdisciplinary nature of creativity in musical composition. Using examples from empirical and theoretical research in creativity studies, music theory and cognition, psychology and philosophy, performance and education studies, and the author’s own creative practice, the book examines how the reciprocity of cognition and performativity contributes to our understanding of musical creativity in composition. From the composer’s perspective the book investigates the psychological attributes of creative cognition whose associations become the foundation for an understanding of embodied creativity in musical composition. The book defines the embodiment of musical creativity as a cognitive and performative causality: a relationship between the cause and effect of our experience when composing music. Considering the theoretical, practical, contextual, and pedagogical implications of embodied creative experience, the book redefines aspects of musical composition to reflect the changing ways that musical creativity is understood and evaluated. Embodiment of Musical Creativity provides a comparative study of musical composition, in turn articulating a new perspective on musical creativity.
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