Revealing embedded power: Collage and disruption of meaning

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https://doi.org/10.53450/2179-1465.RG.2022v13i2p94-104

Palavras-chave:

Analogue processes, Body as archive, Collage, Image and power, Practice methodology

Resumo

Analogue materials and collage are fundamental to my research and practice. They assist in examining and peeling off layers embedded within the printed image. The human body represents power, and an image featuring a privileged male body is a representation of that power (Brauer and Callen, 2008). Photographs and visual presentations of these bodies are bound by codes set by a culture in a certain space and time. These codes have limitations, and at the same time possibilities, manufactured by media and technology within which they function and refer. New presentations are effectually re-presentations, partially echoing previous utterances of power (Barthes, 1977). As a result, the image of a body becomes an archive, a discursive document covered in layers, and the analysis of that image lays bare its textuality, and collage helps investigate this multi-layered corporeal object— a palimpsestuous weaving of ocular representation through discourse, culture, and technology, to reveal its meanings and semiotic signs. This way, collage becomes an appropriate practice method to disentangle and highlight, and at the same time to manipulate and disrupt— an effective methodology to peel and strip the embedded meanings and significations within an image

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Biografia do Autor

George Hajian, Auckland University of Technology

Dr. George Hajian is an artist and a graphic designer. His practice is situated between Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Cultural Studies. He has been a design practitioner for more than 20 years and created work for many corporate, government, and non-government organisations in New Zealand and abroad.
George's main area of research focuses on the concept of masculine embodiment and its relationship with globalisation, technology, and popular culture. Using complex analogue methods, he brings together screen-printing, mark-making, and collage, to create a diverse body of works.

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Publicado

2022-06-13

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HAJIAN, G. . Revealing embedded power: Collage and disruption of meaning. Revista GEMInIS, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 2, p. 94_104, 2022. DOI: 10.53450/2179-1465.RG.2022v13i2p94-104. Disponível em: https://www.revistageminis.ufscar.br/index.php/geminis/article/view/738. Acesso em: 4 jul. 2022.

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LINK2022 Coletânea: A Pesquisa Practice-led em Comunicação e Design