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dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Gerhard
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-22T11:00:41Z
dc.date.available2017-08-22T11:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationSchoeman, G. (2009). Thinking in the dark of William Kentridge's Black box/Chambre noire: reflections within reflections. Acta Academica, 41(2), 1-49.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6624
dc.description.abstractEnglish: This article explores contemporary art historical practice, by considering a number of critical concepts, as these relate discursively to William Kentridge’s multi-media artwork Black box/Chambre noire (2005). Walter Benjamin’s concept “thinking in images” (Bilddenken) forms the theoretical basis for a reflection on art historical practice viewed as, to borrow a powerful metaphor of Frederic Schwartz, “thinking in the dark”. W J T Mitchell’s concept of metapictures is adopted as a means to interpret selected images that appear to “think” or “sense” our interpretation of them, while they reflect on their processes of coming to be. W J T Mitchell is followed in considering “the picture-beholder relationship as a field of mutual desire”.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die artikel ondersoek die hedendaagse beoefening van die kunsgeskiedenis deur ’n aantal kritiese konsepte wat diskursief verband hou met William Kentridge se multimedia kunswerk Black box/Chambre noire (2005) te oorweeg. Die “beelddenke” (Bilddenken) van Walter Benjamin bied ’n teoretiese basis vir nadenke oor beoefening van kunsgeskiedenis as “denke in die duister” met verwysing na Frederic Schwartz se treffende “thinking in the dark” metafoor. Die metaprent opvatting van W J T Mitchell word gebruik in die interpretasie van bepaalde voorstellings wat klaarblyklik “dink” of “bewus” is van hoe ons hul interpreteer, siende dat hulle hul ontstaansprosesse reflekteer. W J T Mitchell se beskouing van “the picture-beholder relationship as a field of mutual desire” word beaam.af
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectKentridge, Williamen_ZA
dc.subjectThinking in the darken_ZA
dc.subjectContemporary arten_ZA
dc.subjectMulti-media artworken_ZA
dc.titleThinking in the dark of William Kentridge’s Black box/Chambre noire: reflections within reflectionsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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