3-27 - Divisions of Performance Visuals are use to attract attention and stir emotions Visual Performers accomplish this 1 Violating reality or

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Unformatted text preview: 3-27-09 Divisions of Performance Visuals are use to attract attention and stir emotions. Visual Performers accomplish this: 1. Violating reality or expectations: go beyond what’s real. Confusing image that grabs our attention. 2. Defamiliarizing the familiar: using a familiar object in a non-familiar way 3. Do something novel or unique 4. To provide contrast 5. Repetition 6. Incongruity: something that is out of place 7. Something that alters your point of view 8. Visual metaphor 9. Parodies: cultural production that makes fun of more serious production while still keeping some points of original production. Interpretation depends on how familiar you are with original work. Recreating a reality by how performer wants to be seen. Visual images server powerful persuasive messages. Rely on life experiences to understand messages. Polysems: quality of having many potential meanings due to people’s different backgrounds Meaning: are in people, not in words. Words mean nothing in and of themselves. Must create assigned meaning. All words are symbols but not all symbols are words. • Discursive • Presentational: photos, films, drawings Semiotics: study of signs. How words, images, and objects are vehicle for meaning. Sign: anything that stands for something else. Invisible aspects of Communication: 1. Meaning 2. Subjective 3. Learning Sign= signifier plus signified • Signifier: word, image, or object that conveys meaning • Signified: element of meaning ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course CMST 1061 taught by Professor Hebert during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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