Articles from 2(6)/2011 Practice Based Research in Visual Culture Interpretations

Everyday Life Drama: A Research Project as an Educational Platform for Theatre and Media


Keywords: theatre, education, young people, self-representations, playwriting, drama, experimental filmmaking, teamwork, education

Abstract: The research and creation program Everyday Life Drama was born in 2004, as an interdisciplinary project with two immediate and even urgent dimensions: the first one was to re-link the playwriting practices to the social and political context, after more than one decade of aesthetical escapism... Read More

Reproduction as a Scientific Research Method: “Nude in a Hammock”

Manuela BORZA

Keywords: reproduction, practical research, aquatint

Abstract: Visual studies firstly encompass an aesthetical component determined by form, color, compositional balance and secondly a semiotic component when it comes to perceiving images. Their message can be understood and assimilated on both levels, formal and content-related with the help of... Read More

Reproduction as a Scientific Research Method: “The Spanish Guitarist”

Paula ONEŢ

Keywords: reproduction, practice, replication, studio-based work

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to give a wider understanding of the value of practice as a learning method. It is important to understand the practical benefits of artistic research in the development of creative thinking. Here it is emphasized the relationship between the exegeses or research paper... Read More

La pratique des Lignes de temps appliquée au film d’art

Daria IOAN

Keywords: encyclopedia, digitalized image, software, tag, visual culture, video art, selection

Abstract: La Ligne de Temps (LDT) is a software program developed by the IRI (Research and Innovation Institute) of the Pompidou Center in Paris. Its basic functions are the juxtaposition and the comparison of images. Its application to digitalized art movies leads to the creation of several series of Tags... Read More

The Depth of Visual Field

Florin ŢOLAȘ

Keywords: perspective, linear, aerian, painter, deep of field, filmmaker, film, point of wiew

Abstract: The legacy of the Renaissance painting and visual arts upon the coagulation of the film language was enormous and the film makers took over an elaborated visual experience that resounded profoundly with the specific of the cinematographic picture based on the capture of reality by two... Read More

Film and Language


Keywords: audiovisual language, the curve of interest, visual perception

Abstract: The author discusses, from the perspective of a professional in the field of television and documentary, the key elements of the audiovisual language. The autor uses analytical tools from media practice such as the curve of interest or tha visual remembrance of space and how the viewer... Read More

Le douteux caractère désintéressé de l’art


Keywords: artobject, aesthetic, dissinterest, utility

Abstract: The author starts this essay from the Kantian opposition between the practical attitude and that of pure contemplation to discuss the aesthetic from practical purposes. Providing a theoretical context for the debate about the distinction between art and utility, the author contends that this... Read More

The Aesthetics of the New Wave, According to Cristi Puiu

Doru POP

Keywords: Cristi Puiu, Romanian New Wave, aesthetics, mizerabilism, naturalism

Abstract: Cristi Puiu is one of the most important movie makers in the contemporary Romanian cinema. The director has reinvented himself and, in the process, reinvented the whole contemporary Romanian film has reinvented an entire aesthetic. This papers is dedicated to explain his role in the history of... Read More

The Apocalypse According to Lars von Trier

Andrei SIMUŢ

Keywords: Apocalyptic, romantic film, three-act structure, Dogme 95, High Romanticism, disaster movie, end of the world

Abstract: This paper focuses on Lars Von Trier΄s latest film in a double relation, with his previous filmography and with disaster film genre, investigating how Melancholia stands apart from both series of film, both Trier΄s and the apocalyptic... Read More

Rire, sourire, pleurer – Comedy Cluj, octobre 2011


Keywords: Comedy Cluj, humour, multiculturalism

Abstract: This paper analyzes a new film festival, Comedy Cluj, 3rd edition, underlining the importance of such a manifestation for the city, as well as some contemporary directions in the comedy... Read More

Visual Representation of Men and Women in the Romanian Printed Advertising between 1965-1989. A Social Semiotics of Masculinity and Femininity

Olga-Anca BAR

Keywords: male, female, advertising industry, visual images, communist, Romanian, social semiotic approach

Abstract: The following article aims at discussing the relationship between gender role portrayals in the Romanian printed advertising industry belonging to the communist period (1965-1989). By closely analysing the visual images of male and female representations depicted in the chosen advertisements, the... Read More

The Evolution of the Personality Cult in Romania: A Visual Case Study

Cristiana FICA

Keywords: mass media, propaganda, communist dictatorship

Abstract: A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image. Cults of personality are usually associated with dictatorships. Personality cults were first described in relation to totalitarian regimes that sought to... Read More