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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00063
Title
Emotion und ästhetische Erfahrung. Zur Rezeptionsästhetik der Video-Installationen Buried Secrets von Bill Viola. (Emotion and Aesthetic Experience. The Aesthetic Reception of Bill Viola's Video-Installations Buried Secrets.)
Author
Anne Hamker
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Dr./Ph.D.
Year
2003
Number of Pages
284
University
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Thesis Supervisor
Prof. Dr. Klaus Herding, Institute of Art History, J.W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Prof. Dr. med. Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Language(s) of Thesis
German
Department / Discipline
Art History
Languages Familiar to Author
German, English, French
URL where full thesis can be found
www.waxmann.com/index-e.html
Keywords
video-installation, art, emotion, consciousness, aesthetic experience
Abstract: 200-400 words
Bill Viola is one of the most internationally recognized video artists in the field of contemporary art. His installations challenge perception and evoke emotion. Drawing upon the latest findings in emotion theory, cognitive science, film studies, and philosophy, the author offers insight into the perception of Buried Secrets and elucidates the emotional impact of media art. Emotion is found to be the most important link between perception and experience, as well as the driving force behind profound realization within an aesthetic experience. The present study extends the theory of aesthetic perception in art history and at the same time distinguishes itself from traditional positions in aesthetics.