|D.38 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 12:30 - 13:00, Room D2 |
|DNA as a piece of art: processes of semiosis betweeen contemporary art and biology
|Introduction of the conceptual DNA portrait of sir John Sulston by Marc Quinn opens modalities of reading pictorial signs of contemporary visual culture, in the contexts of two dominant discursive fields. Discourse analysis reveals how processes of meaning-making in art specialists, non-specialists and biologists are determined by their competencies in different semiotic domains. Implications for art education: Considering contemporary cultural interface and changes of onto-epistemic status and understanding of contemporary material culture and of visual arts, in the focus of art education is the request of equal access to multiple literacy and visual literacy respectively. The multidimensional aspects of cultural education challenge us to develop new systems of the teaching and learning process for all students.
Commentaries of a case-study and visual documentation will be included in the Powerpoint presentation.
Tipton, Teresa M.