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Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination The Image between the Visible and the Invisible

Edited By Bernd Huppauf, Christoph Wulf Copyright 2009
    386 Pages
    by Routledge

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    In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film, sports, theater, and anthropology, contributors focus on the role of the creative imagination in seeing and producing images and the imaginary.

     

    Introduction: Why Images need the Imagination

     

    I. Imagination, Fantasies and Creativity

    GERT MATTENKLOTT

    On Imagination

    PETER SLOTERDEJK

    Ferocious Images

    GEORGES DIDI-HUBERMAN

    The Immanence of the Aesthetic

    DIETER MERSCH

    Imagination and Creativity. The Artistic Productivity

    LUDGER SCHWARTE

    Intuition and Imagination: How to see something that isn't there

     

    II. Looking at Images and Images Look Back

    MARIE JOSÉ MONDZAIN

    What means: to See an Image and what Means: We See

    HANS BELTING

    Looking Pictures – Towards an Iconology of the Gaze

    MATHIAS OBERT

    Imagination or Answer? Images in Pre-Modern China

    DAVID POEPPEL/CLARE STROUD

    The Nature of Face Recognition. From the View of the Cognitive Neural Sciences

     

     

    III. Body Images and Imagines Bodies

    GUNTER GEBAUER

    Die Neapolitanische Geste/The Neapolitan Gesture.Language Games and Imagination

    VIVIAN SOBCHACK

    Real Phantoms and the Phantom of Reality. A Phenomenology of Corporeal Imagination

    CHRISTOPH WULF

    Images of the Social

    ERIKA FISCHER-LICHTE

    Performative Space and Imagined Space. When Moving Bodies make the Imagination Move

    K. LUDWIG PFEIFFER

    Sport Rituals, Media Images, and the Imaginary

     

    IV. Fuzzy Images - Blurred Vision

    Gottfried Böhm

    The Logic of the indeterminate Image

    BERND HÜPPAUF

    Blurring Lines and creating Spaces for the Imagination

    REBECCA SCHNEIDER

    A Short History of Images as Ritual: Re-enactment and Optical Unconsciousness

    GABRIELE BRANDSTETTER

    Erasing Images and Image Animation. E. T. A. Hoffmann, Balzac und Hofmannsthal

    MARTIN PUCHNER

    Kierkegaards Shadow Figures and the Ethics of Squinting

     

    V. Constructions of the Visual

     

    M. J. T. MITCHELL

    On the Unimaginable and the Unthinkable. Word and Image in the Time of Terrorism

    GERTRUD KOCH

    Moving and Emtional Images. Faces and Masses

    BRITTA SCHINZEL

    How Visual Evidence in Medical Technology Undermines Scientific Objectivity

    KARL-HEINZ KOHL

    The Andorra Complex. Popular Images and the Conception of Self

    Biography

    Bernd Huppauf is Professor Emeritus of New York University and former Director of Deutsches Haus.

    Christoph Wulf is co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Historical Anthropology at the Free University Berlin.