This book enquires not so much about the “what” of the sign but about the when / where / how of evoking a sign (Zeichensetzung). How can we recognize a mark or a trace as a sign. What are the aesthetic, mediatic and politic preconditions? What (different) roles does the evoking of signs in everyday life play in culture and in the arts? Which theoretical approaches from antiquity, the modern era or current discussions are worth taking up and exploring again?
In four panels, a prelude, an intermezzo and a coda, artistic positions such as Vaslav Nijinsky, Paul Valéry, Birgit Jürgenssen, Thomas Fatzinek and representatives of art, dance, culture and media scholarship as well as of semiotics and philosophy – including Claudia Jeschke, Karin Krauthausen, Sebastian Egenhofer, Aloisia Moser, Barbara Schrödl, Ludwig Jäger and Sarah Sander – engage in an inquisitive and lively discussion and make some surprising discoveries.
With drawings by Maria Bussmann and a letter from Hélène Cixous.
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