Two Birds In A Cage…

…discuss what they see as art in 27 seconds. As a followup to yesterday’s post, this funny video illustrates some of what W.J.T. Mitchell says about offending images in “What Do Pictures Want“:

“…images are not words. It is not clear that they actually ‘say’ anything. They may show something, but the verbal message or speech act has to be brought to them by the spectator, who projects a voice into the image, reads a story into it, or deciphers a verbal message… An image is not a text to be read but a ventriloquist’s dummy into which we project our own voice.”

The snippet is from a 7-minute claymation video, “What do you consider art”, by Creature Comforts. A chuckle to start off Memorial Day!


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