The book

This week’s recommended reading – Daniel Chandler 2001  Semiotics: The Basics. Routledge – is also available online. The full book is available online but organised in a way that is different from the printed book. Thus to  help you find the sections you need to read, I’m listing below the corresponding online sections. Just follow the links:

Signs- chapter 1 in the book pp-17-54

Modality and Representation-chapter 2 of the book “signs and things” -p.55-

Encoding/Decoding-chapter 6 of the book-pp 175-

Intertextuality- part of chapter 6, p. 194-

Criticisms-chapter 7 of the book p/ 207-

Strengths-part of chapter 7  in the book p.214-

the etivity for week 2

Post 1 paragraph commenting on Chandler’s position towards semiotics, that writing is representation and that any notion of the ‘real’ is actively constructed within the text.

What are the strengths of this perspective when applied towards an understanding of visual art practices?

Give examples  of 1 or 2 points from the author’s text that you find relevant.


About paula roush

I am a Lisbon-born artist based in London, UK. I am the founder of msdm, a platform for art practices that are mobile-strategies-[of]-display-[and]- mediation. It is a platform for both individual and collaborative work, shown in the context of exhibitions, publications, conferences and teaching/seminars. I work with photography, archives, found material and performance through editing strategies that investigate notions of authorship, authenticity, history and memory. I am interested in publishing as artists’ practice and as platform to explore the intersections between the roles of artist, editor and curator. My current projects look at ideas of (re) production in the work of art, resulting in publications in several formats that encompass the hand-made, the print on demand and the ebook.
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