“It may well be impossible for people who have lived and prospered under a given social system to imagine the point of view of those who feel it offers them nothing, and who can contemplate its destruction without any particular dismay.”
― Michel Houellebecq, Submission
My project on printing module bases on study of semiotics and I refer to a symbilism of hair, among other the perception of this symbol over the centuries in religious performances. I refer often to a different drawings made by children (my daughter) as I'm always courious what's her innocent perception of things we take for granted. I often refer to Richard Dawkin's and Christopher Hitchen's books. These two authors often analyzes the problem of mental religious indoctrination of children (Dawkins) and critisize a various forms of assault of children, such as circumcision (Hitchens).
In my second project (print screen) I refer to a symbolic representation of Jesus in paintings and sculptures. The main theme of my work is to question why the image of Jesus is so different from his probable appearance of Mid- East Jew and why the faithful people for centuries mindlessly accepted something that was an obvious lie.
Semiotics is a discipline, in which culture, society and natural phenomena are explored as signs. The fundamental question in semiotics is how meanings are formed. Semiotic research approaches signs as existing in various forms: pictures, words, letters, objects, natural objects, gestures, phenomena and actions. Semiotics explores the content of signs, their use and the formation of meanings of signs at both the level of a single sign and the broader systems and structures formed by signs. Semiotics as a discipline includes several distinguished traditions, each using its own terminology and concepts. Semiotic analysis views the sign and use of signs as a part of a sign system. A sign system directs the use of the sign and thus, the system always has an effect on the contents of individual signs. A sign is never independent of the meanings and use of other signs. Semiotic analysis uses both qualitative and interpretative content analysis involving semiotic concepts and terms.
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Specific resources to printmaking
Black Church Print Studio
Stoney Road Press
Crown Point Press
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Camden Arts Centre, London
Cretive Time Website
Walker Art Minneapollis
Tate Modern, London
Belfast Exposed, Belfast
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
Artists - Libraries
1. Christopher Hitchens ('God is not Great' 2007, 'Mortality' 2012)
2. 'Faithfull' by Marianne Faithfull, David Dalton, 1995
3. Richard Dawkins 'The God Delusion' 2006
4. Emmanuel Carrère 'The Kingdom'
5. Ludwik Stomma 'Or maybe it was different? Anthropology of the History'
6. 'The Book Of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images' Tachen 2010
1. Big Think 'A growing number of scholars are questioning the existence of Jesus'
2. "Interview with Virginie Despentes, French writer"
3. "Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hair"
4. "Hair - Symbol"
5. "5 Billion More: Population Growth During Laurie Anderson’s Lifetime"
Sound & Video
1. Grimes "Oblivion", live performances
2. PJ Harvey "Is This Desire?", album 1998 | "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea", album 2000
3. Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
4. Brian Jonestown Massacre "Detka", song
5. Marillion "Misplaced Childhood", album
1. "National Geographic Witchcraft Myths and Legends"
2. "Secret Files of the Inquisition"