Expressive Artifacts and Artifacts of Expression

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Diaz-Kommonen, Lily
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-30T06:42:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-30T06:42:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Diaz-Kommonen , L 2004 , ' Expressive Artifacts and Artifacts of Expression ' Working Papers in Art and Design , vol 3 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1466-4917
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/33616
dc.description.abstract Artifact is a central concept in the study of practice. The analysis I elaborate in this paper, is primarily centered the production of artifacts as part of an art practice. I also present variations on the concept of artifact. Some of these have been borrowed from other disciplines, such as archaeology and philosophy and some I have been developing as part of my research in information technology. Focusing on the art practice is an interesting proposition, given its vital function in society, the resulting interpretive discussion that art objects seem to generate, as well as its presence throughout history. Following Marx Wartofsky’s proposal that art objects are tertiary artifacts resulting from imaginative praxis in which mimetic re-enactment does not operate as a direct imitation, in this essay I elaborate the notions of expressive artifacts and artifacts of expression. The concept of the post history of artifacts as a meeting space for the practice of the artist and the archaeologist, the art historian, the philosopher, and other scholars is also briefly discussed. Objects of art that are expressive artifacts partly result from the intrinsic motivation that arises from within the individual who is fashioning the object. As artifacts of expression, art consists of materials and media that support, convey, allow or carry through an act of expression. As material manifestations of human action, artifacts of expression and expressive artifacts operate as external "webs of significance." en
dc.format.extent 11
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Art and Design en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 3 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Expressive Artifacts and Artifacts of Expression en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Media
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201808304742
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