Semiotic Uncertainty and Resonant Presence

Dorsett, Chris (2011) Semiotic Uncertainty and Resonant Presence. In: Transformations in Art and Culture: Culture and the Market, 26th May 2011, Scheltema Complex, University of Leiden. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In his presentation, Chris Dorsett will discuss presence as a key attribute of the value of artworks on display. For the past decade an expanding range of interdisciplinary literature has challenged the assumption that interpretation is the dominant mechanism by which value is attached to objects in museums and galleries. For example, the kind of thinking associated with the material turn in David Howes 'Empire of the Senses' (2004) or post-phenomenology in Jean-Luc Nancys 'Listening' (2007) suggests that representational and semiotic meanings inhibit important sensual interactions between the body, place and thing. Dorsett draws on his own practices as an artist, curator and PhD supervisor to explore the transformation of semiotic uncertainty into the experience of resonant presence in an art exhibition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Chris Dorsett
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 16:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 10:54
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6815

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