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Minor photography : connecting Deleuze and Guattari to photography theory.
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ISBN: 9789058679109 9058679101 Year: 2012 Volume: 13 Publisher: Leuven Leuven university press

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The notion of the minor, developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in 'Kafka, towards a minor literature' (1975), is introduced and connected applied here for the very first time to the field of photography theory. Deleuze and Guattari defined minor literature in terms of "deterritorialization", "politicization" and "collectivization". By transferring 'the minor' to the medium of photography, this book enlarges the idea of 'the minor' and opens it up to all kinds of mutations in the process. The essays gathered in this book discuss the ways in which photography can make the dominant codes of representation stammer and how it can produce new effects and address people yet to come. The authors consider 'the minor' as a valuable tool to help photography research move beyond, or in between, binary and hierarchized ways of thinking (of high and low art, for example, or centre and periphery). As such, it aims to contribute to a rethinking of photography as multiplicity and variation.


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Minor aesthetics : the photographic work of Marcel Mariën.
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ISBN: 9789058679680 9058679683 Year: 2014 Volume: 17 Publisher: Leuven Leuven university press


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Photography performing humor.
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ISBN: 9789462701656 9462701652 9462701652 Year: 2019 Volume: 26 Publisher: Leuven Leuven University Press

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Despite the ubiquitous presence of photographic humor in art and popular media, the phenomenon has as yet received very little scholarly attention. Focusing on staged humor rather than on comic effects of snapshot photography, this volume brings together leading scholars in the field addressing humor performed in front of the camera, often specifically created for the camera, and the performative joke-work done by the medium itself. A first section explores how photography, due to its "shattering" qualities, turns into a privileged medium for eliciting humorous effects and how humor can be discerned within the photographic event. A second section discusses the toolbox of photographic trickery (photomontage, double exposure and cinematic movement) that allows photography to mock itself. The book closes with a section on photographic wit in conceptual art, both in canonized and more locally distinct practices.


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Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de naamsbekendheid van Z33.
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Year: 2010 Publisher: Leuven K.U.Leuven. Faculteit Letteren

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Familiekiekjes en amateurbeelden. Van het fotoalbum naar de expositieruimte : Een diepgaande analyse van vernacular photography binnen het institutionele fotografieveld
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In general, the term ‘vernacular photography’ does not ring a bell for most people.Nevertheless it is the kind of photography we are most confronted with. To say it with thewords of researcher Geoffrey Batchen: “vernacular photographies are ordinary photographs,the ones made or bought (or sometimes bought and then made over) by everyday folk from1939 until now, the photographs that preoccupy the home and the heart but rarely the museumor the academy.” This definition brings us immediately to the core of this research. For yearsthis kind of photography has attracted little attention in the traditional account ofphotography’s history. So there is a lacuna. However, this last decade, at a slow pass, one canobserve that museums show more and more interest in vernacular photography. This is aninteresting notion. To come to a clear understanding of photography in general it is importantto examine what has long been ignored. This research will therefore focus on the upcomingposition of the vernacular within the walls of art- and photography museums.First it is important to give a clear understanding of ‘vernacular photography’. A first chapterwill deal with the complexity of a clear definition what exactly constitutes a vernacular. Aftersituating the discussion in the academic field of photography, a work definition is created togive a clear understanding which photographs are included or excluded from the research.This leads to the study of vernacular photography during the actual cultural age of today. Anage where the fusion of the phone and the camera allows everyone to take pictureseverywhere and every day. Truly everything can change into an image. In addition theinternet brings a change in distribution, allowing amateur photographs to be shared all overthe world.The conclusions of these two introduction chapters brings us to the actual research: theposition of the vernacular in museums. A first notion of interest in vernacular photography byart museu

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Constructing the Unrepresentable : Arctic Landscape Installation & its New Sublime
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Publisher: Leuven K.U.Leuven. Faculteit Letteren

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What exactly is the landscape in a contemporary art world that is defined by its interdisciplinary and multi-sensory installations? How does landscape art of this caliber urge us to think differently about landscape? What is our relationship to nature and in what way may we consider our chronic fear of global warming to be symptomatic of a contemporary sublime? Built up on a history of landscape art, philosophical considerations of the sublime as a category as well as a semiotic analysis, these are some of the questions this thesis will aim to answer. It considers the terms nature, culture and landscape and analyses their relationship to one another, and how we culturally respond to the changing relationship we have to our surroundings. Focusing on the work of three contemporary artists, this piece of work will analyze a contemporary sublime that is defined by a fear of timelessness, loss of boundaries and chaos which lies beyond our cultural microcosm.

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The Fabula of the Odyssey: Phantom in Disguise
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Publisher: Leuven K.U.Leuven. Faculteit Letteren

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Homer’s epic poem has been influential in an interdisciplinary level. It has been fundamental for the study of poetry and literature but also influential for cinema. The paper will firstly examine various representations of the hero of Odysseus in film and secondly and more specifically in the film created by Ethan and Joel Coen, Oh Brother where art thou? More specifically and what it makes the case example interesting but problematic also is that the film is only loosely based on the Homeric poem. Although the film begins with a text taken from the original poem and that is the very first line, the story takes place in Southern America of the ‘30s. The film will be examined by three different approaches. Firstly, a semiotic approach will be used to analyse the Homeric elements of the film; secondly, the film will be examined as an adaptation and thirdly the text and film will be compared in terms of medium specificity.

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Chinese Mothers and American Daughters in The Joy Luck Club : An Interdisciplinary Study of Adaptation from Novel to Film
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The Joy Luck Club, written by Amy Tan and published in 1989 was a blockbuster in the United States, which later symbolized the author as a milestone in the history of Asian American literature. The book was given the bestseller title in New York Times for over nine months in the year of 1989. It was not before long that the sensational success of the book caught the eye of Hollywood filmmakers who soon captured the opportunity in the first place. Thus, 1993 witnessed the according film adaptation with the same name as the book, directed by Wayne Wang who was a specialist of the Chinese American topic in Hollywood.Deriving from the interest of film and semiotics courses in this semester, I would like to write this paper in relation to the adaptation from novel to film. The selection of The Joy Luck Club is because it gives rise to a fascinating paradigm which combines complex and interrelated stories with the discourse from both the original novel and Hollywood production. Thus, I employ McFarlane's intertextuality perspective in Novel to Film as my research angle to examine these two media. After analyzing, the identity issue of diasporic Chinese in the United States arises from the two works. Through comparison between the novel and the film of The Joy Luck Club, the paper discovers the orientalist stereotypes from Amy Tan’s stories, the globalizing strategy of Hollywood and the fluid identity of ethnic Chinese in the States.

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Handleiding bij het ontwerpen van een cultureel project in een stedelijke omgeving voor een divers publiek : (casestudy ‘Actie zoekt burger op café’)
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Publisher: Leuven K.U.Leuven. Faculteit Letteren

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SamenvattingI experienced during my internship in a community center in Molenbeek (Brussel) that it’s not easy to develop a project with cultural offerings for a diverse audience. Mainly because the the cultural preferences are very unlike(Lievens, J., Waege, H., De Meulemeester, H, 2006). And many people are not interested in culture. Furthermore ist’s hard to develop the project in a structured way. I also noticed during my internship that the coöperation with external and internal partners as internal communication brought sometimes problems with it (Wines, G and Storm, P., 2007).The confrontation with these problems inspired me to look through a literature search for solutions. I also got the chance to fall back on some practical experience to review the literature and to gather additional information. The communitycenter The Vaartkapoen gave me the opportunity to lead an immigrant female audience to a cultural project ‘Action cherche citoyen au café’.The acquired knowledge made it possible to offer a guidance line to develop a project which is suitable for a diverse audience (Wines, G and Storm, P., 2007).The results are as follow. Provide a wide cultural offer. Spread not only the classic and unambiguous Flemish cultural offer (Corijn, E., Lemmens, S., 2007, P.26) but also non-Flemish culture (Corijn, E., 2002a, p. 12). Programm also both high and low culture and have an eye for the recognition of new talent and appreciation for diverse cultural expressions that are outside the mainstream canon (Bogaerts, B., 2011, p. 37).But, how attractive the offer may be certain groups still experience barriers to participate. Limit these thresholds. Find out which languages the groups speak and provide the necessary translations. Furthermore, you can also offer a non-linguistic programmation (Bogaerts, B., 2011, p. 141). Ensure a network (DSO / Cultural Cell of the city of Antwerp, p. 4) (Lievens, J., Waege, H., De Meulemeester, H., 2006, p. 47). Keep the dif

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Het abjecte theater van Abattoir Fermé. : Kunst of provocatie?
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Abjection in art is nothing new in the art field. Provocate people with something they can’t wrap their minds around is something a couple of artist like to do. In theater, abjection is something really intensive. That’s why this thesis will research abjection in theater. It’s a really big field, thats why I focus on the abject theater in the performances of the theatergroup Abattoir Fermé and why the public response provocated on the abject subjects. The research question of this thesis examines the public response to the abject theater from Abattoir Ferme. This thesis also looks at the intention of what Abattoir Ferme wants to show their audience. In the thesis the conclusion will be built on the theory of Julia Kristeva’s book Powers of horror: an essay on Abjection and Mary Douglas’ book Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo’. The thesis is made out of two parts. First the thesis will explain abjection in the cultural field. After this it focus on the subject abjection in the two books written by Kristeva and Douglas. In the second part the thesis talks about Abattoir Fermé and two of their plays: De Chaostrilogie and Monkey. In the end the thesis will make a conclusion.

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