Moving Imagination

Moving Imagination

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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.Mirror neurons respond to specific actions depending on how they accord with the signifying world of the perceiving subject. ... 2008), subjects with previous participatory experience in ballet and subjects with previous participatory experience of Capoeira both ... to learn our bodies and learn to move ourselves a€” all without an ownera#39;s manual or instruction from othersa€ (n.p.), I follow Berthoz in seeinganbsp;...

Title:Moving Imagination
Author:Helena De Preester
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2013-05-29


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