Title
Embodied visual meaning : image schemas in film Embodied visual meaning : image schemas in film
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Projections: The Journal for Movies & Mind
Volume/pages
6(2012) :2 , p. 84-101
ISSN
1934-9688
vabb
c:vabb:327814
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article examines embodied visual meaning in film, the ways that film makes use of recurring dynamic patterns of our shared bodily interactions with the world (image schemas) to communicate abstract meaning to the viewer. Following the lead of recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience, the article argues that this metaphorical transference of abstract thought by means of image schemas is possible via the activation of embodied mirroring mechanisms in the observer. This empathetic and physical encounter of the viewer with the representational content and form of the work is crucial to the understanding of abstract conceptual thought in film.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/fa9f91/ebf570b3cf3.pdf
Handle