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Interfaces volume 39: "Gestures and their Traces"

Abstract : This, the first of two volumes featuring the topic of gestures, presents a selection of essays published in the wake of the Interfaces conference that was held at Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France) in June 2017 (“Gestures in Texts and the Visual Arts”). Volumes 39 and 40 inaugurate a new phase in the publishing history of the journal as we are moving from print to digital publication. The present collection brings together contributions that encompass philosophical analysis, media archaeology and artistic experimentation with a bent for anthropology, art history and intermediality. They emphasize the reconstructive nature of critical and artistic enquiry when dealing with the traces of gestures. They examine how the efficacy and enduring effects of gestures can be construed by taking into account the traces that they have left. Those traces may be inscriptions onto a variety of mediums – such as engraving plates or the palm of the hand itself – or they may also be primary, analytical sources describing certain gestural techniques – as in musical practice or sculpture. The detection of the modalities of the human touch and of haptic inscription, as well as the embodied nature of practice-led research are exemplified by many of the essays in this volume which all present singular paths of enquiry.
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Aymes-Stokes Sophie, Marie-Odile Bernez. Interfaces volume 39: "Gestures and their Traces". France. Interfaces : image, texte, langage, 39, 2018, Le Geste et sa trace / Gestures and their Traces. ⟨hal-01835045⟩



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