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Image and Representation Theories


Performative Arts and Technology

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

Bachelor | Semestral | 6

Year | Type of course unit | Language

2 |Mandatory |Português

Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)

150 | 60



Recommended complementary curricular units


Prerequisites and co-requisites




Professional Internship



1.Introduction: 1.1 The notions of image concepts: eikon, eidolon, acids, symbolon, mimesis, imago, jus imaginum 2. The Platonic ontology: copy and simulacrum 2.1 The plan of the real and the image plane 2.2 The 3 dissimilar. The image on the quarrel between iconoclasts and iconophiles Idolatry and iconoclasm 3.1 3.2 4 Incarnation and figuration. From perception to image 4.1 Perception, action, condition 4.2 image-perception-action image, affection-image 5. 5.1 Painting and body image and sense 5.2 Viewpoint and photosensitivity-drive image 5.3 5.4 The logistics of perception 6. The question of realism 6.1 Printing 6.2 Readability reality image viewer 6.3 The issue of 7. Time and motion images 7.1 kinetic regime: assembly time and 7.2 optical and audible 7.3 The time-image 8. The relations between the images in this series and dual 8.1: photography and film 8.2 'Simulacra and Simulations' hybridity and Inter-activities


a) understanding of the historicity of the notion of image b) Capacity Perspectives historical and social thought of the image and representation with the practical and technological changes in the field c) Knowledge and ability to analyze the problems and practices of contemporary image d ) Development of theoretical and reflective of the issues of image and representation, e) Application of the critical value of the questioning referred to in d) the description and understanding of politics and aesthetics today.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

Classes consist of: a) an overview of the contents listed b) developments with illustrations, readings and discussion. - Proof of written assessment = 50% - Work in class and Participation = 50% - The work will consist of oral presentations in class, between 5 and 10 minutes. Each student chooses two concepts to be the subject of study (syllabus), which arise in relation.


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