New Understandings of the Mimetic and Diegetic in the Creation of Art

TR Flaxton

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Abstract

In the West, appreciation of the nature of art has been derived from archaic and classical values. This was then augmented with the rise of modernism which introduced the ‘interpretation’ of art as meaningful and significant because of its value when interpreted. But new digital technologies are changing the parameters of the discussion about what matters in terms of the display and exhibition of art. By examining new ideas of ‘entrainment’, where immersivity, resonance, and synchronicity and direct response become the factors that reveal art to a contemporary audience, I wish to re-examine how an art object or event functions with special regard to the identity of digital high-resolution technologies. As the worldwide audience develops beyond cultural definitions presented by either East or West this paper seeks to examine and reveal new ideas and concepts around the production, distribution, exhibition and display of art.
Translated title of the contributionNew Understandings of the Mimetic and Diegetic in the Creation of Art
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXi'an Academiy of Fine Art
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

Name and Venue of Event: Digital Art Weeks
Conference Organiser: Art Clay ETH Zurich

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