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the semiotics of public sleeping

tshell @ February 16, 2009

For Image Making class we explored the semiotics. . . of ourselves. Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior. Three modes we visually explored were index, icon and symbol; an index is fingerprint, an icon is an actual representation, and a symbol is a learned association.

my index illustrates a love for meditative activities… sitting, knitting, drawing, taking pictures, reading (books by two of my idols, phyllis moore and maria buszek), drinking tea and snuggling my cat.

an icon of me from a recent performance art series (fall 07), sleeping in public. Also a demonstration of my recurring experiences of being alone in a crowd.

a symbol to represent my adoration of delicate patterns.


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