The project Dynamis of the image aims at exploring the power of images in the contemporary globalized world by focusing not on the image’s referential functions, but on its performative forces. By asking by what means images generate affects, produce events or sometimes even provoke wars, the project critically reflects on the traditionally dominant Western paradigm of image thinking which has customarily reduced images to mere signifiers or inanimate objects. On the other hand, the project points toward a more encompassing perspective on images by including non-Western, premodern oder anthropological frameworks where the image has been reflected upon not in terms of its ontology, but in terms of its efficacy.
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Project leaders: Chiara Cappelletto (Milano) and Emmanuel Alloa (Basel)
The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 12, and Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf.
Fore more information, please see the website of the Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, Paris, and the attached programme.
The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and the Gerda Henkel Foundation offer postdoctoral fellowships for researchers in the humanities who wish to carry out an individual research project within the international setting of the Collège d’Études Mondiales in Paris, to integrate and/or develop scientific international networks in France and to build long-term partnerships between their home institution and the French host institution.