More than meets the eye : embodied engagement with After the Last Supper

Show simple item record Lauwrens, Jennifer 2019-03-25T07:28:13Z 2018
dc.description.abstract In this article I argue that the thread spool installation, After The Last Supper (2005), by American artist, Devorah Sperber, negotiates the relationship between two modes of aesthetic spectatorship which operate in interrelated ways. The first is based on a modernist notion of aesthetic spectatorship as reflectively detached and contemplative, while the second mobilizes a person’s embodied and engaged participation in the work. The installation is investigated here not only as a representation of scientific facts, but rather as a material presentation that elicits embodied responses in active participants. By taking into account the material physicality of the work – its surface, texture and spatial extension – as well as a viewer’s somatic responses to these features, the nature of bodily encounters not only with the installation, but also with images in a digital world, are investigated. en_ZA
dc.description.department Visual Arts en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-03-05
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Jenni Lauwrens (2018) More than Meets the Eye: Embodied Engagement with After the Last Supper, Art Journal, 77:2, 8-23, DOI: 10.1080/00043249.2018.1495519. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0004-3249 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2325-5307 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/00043249.2018.1495519
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Taylor and Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Art Journal, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 8-23, 2018. doi : 10.1080/00043249.2018.1495519. Art Journal is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Visual perception en_ZA
dc.subject Linear perspective en_ZA
dc.subject Engaged aesthetic embodiment en_ZA
dc.subject Haptic visuality en_ZA
dc.subject Phenomenology en_ZA
dc.subject Digital technologies en_ZA
dc.subject Feminist art en_ZA
dc.subject Disinterested aesthetic spectatorship en_ZA
dc.title More than meets the eye : embodied engagement with After the Last Supper en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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