Moving Imagination

Explorations of gesture and inner movement

| University College Ghent and Ghent University
ISBN 9789027213563 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027272003 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume brings together contributions by philosophers, art historians and artists who discuss, interpret and analyse the moving and gesturing body in the arts. Broadly inspired by phenomenology, and taking into account insights from cognitive science, the contribution of the motor body in watching a film, attending a dance or theatre performance, looking at paintings or drawings, and listening to music is explored from a diversity of perspectives. This volume is intended for both the specialist and non-specialist in the fields of art, philosophy and cognitive science, and testifies to the burgeoning interest for the moving and gesturing body, not only in the creation but also in the perception of works of art. Imagination is tied to our capacity to silently resonate with the way a work of art has been or is created.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 89]  2013.  vi, 320 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Moving imagination: Headlines and themes
Helena De Preester
Bodily resonance
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
The moving body: Gestural recreation of the world in drama
Xavier Escribano
Movement, gesture, and meaning: A sensorimotor model for audience engagement with dance
William P. Seeley
Achieved spontaneity and spectator’s performative experience – The motor dimension of the actor-spectator relationship
Gabriele Sofia
The digital body in contemporary American cinema
Marco Luceri
Embodiment: Technologies and musics
Don Ihde
Is gesture knowledge? A philosophical approach to the epistemology of musical gestures
Michael Funk and Mark Coeckelbergh
Sound in film as an inner movement: Towards embodied listening strategies
Martine Huvenne
Body English: Kinaesthetic empathy, dance and the art of Len Lye
Michael Parmenter
The somatic in kinetic sculpture: From Len Lye to an introverted kinetic sculpture (via Donna Haraway’s cyborg)
Laura Woodward
Edgar Degas: Modelling movement. Being in the body
Boris Wiseman and Jonathan Cole
Time lines: The temporal dimension of marking
David Rosand
Styles of observation and embodiment: Using drawing to understand Robert Morris’ Untitled 3 L-Beams (1965)
Francis Halsall
Cy Twombly: Gesture, space, and writing
Rajiv Kaushik
Pre-motor and motor activities in early medieval handwriting
Jan W.M. van Zwieten and Koos Jaap van Zwieten
The neurophenomenology of gesture in the art of Henri Michaux
Jay Hetrick
Moving without moving: A first-person experiential phenomenological approach
Natalie Depraz
The “I cannot, but it can” of aesthetic perception
Erica Harris
Name index
Subject index
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research


Gesture Studies
BIC Subject: JHMP – Physical anthropology & ethnography
BISAC Subject: PHI015000 – PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013005329 | Marc record