Material Image. Affordances as a New Approach to Visual Culture Studies

Martina Sauer, Elisabeth Günther, Sven Günther, Nikolaus Dietrich, Yael Young, Hans-Dieter Huber, Sarah Ullrich, Kathraina Geis, Fabiana Senkpiel, Stefanie Bräuer, Klaus Schwarzfischer, Petra Leutner
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more » ... of cultures are shown in their varieties of art. Beyond the importance of the medium, form, and context in which art takes its characteristics, we also consider the significance of socio-cultural, historical, and market influence. Thus, there are different forms of visual expression and perception through the media and environment. The images relate to the cultural changes and their time-space significance—the spirit of the time. Hence, it is not only about the image itself and its description but rather its effects on culture, in which reciprocity is involved. For example, a variety of visual narratives—like movies, TV shows, videos, performances, media, digital arts, visual technologies and video game as part of the video's story, communications design, and also, drawing, painting, photography, dance, theater, literature, sculpture, architecture and design—are discussed in their visual significance as well as in synchronization with music in daily interactions. Moreover, this magazine handles images and sounds concerning the meaning in culture due to the influence of ideologies, trends, or functions for informational purposes as forms of communication beyond the significance of art and its issues related to the socio-cultural and political context. However, the significance of art and all kinds of aesthetic experiences represent a transformation for our nature as human beings. In general, questions concerning the meaning of art are frequently linked to the process of perception and imagination. This process can b [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6377137 fatcat:zwhhlozglzccrlftfn43fgajay