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SPACE AND THE ARTS > BIBLIOGRAPHIE > ARTICLES LEONARDO > BETENCOURT MICHAEL
   



BETENCOURT Michael, The Semiotics of the Moon as Fantasy and Destination, Leonardo, Vol.48, n°5, pp.408-418, 2015


This essay surveys a 20-year period of the author's sutido-based research into "spatial montage" and windowing, elaborating on his use of space imagery in a symbolic system describing the critique of fantasy ::reality through symbols that are still used in the contemporary world-how the mythic dimensions of interpreting the "heavens" collide and contradict contemporary scientific interpretations. "Visionary" art is the dynamic focus, with the Moon as the central icon, providing a direct means for the author to consider ambiguities and complexities of symbolic transformation: earlier descriptions of heavens and Earth provide a visionary subtext to scientific exploration. The author considers himself a "revisionary" artists whose work engages the implicit semiotics of visionary film/visual music to problematize the pseudo-scientific theoreis found there.

   



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