IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1318: Performance Art: Medieval Spectators and Medieval Objects in Motion

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Laura D. Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Laura D. Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
Paper 1318-aMovement, Emotion and the Beholder's Share: The Wise and Foolish Virgins of Magdeburg and Erfurt Cathedrals
(Language: English)
Jacqueline E. Jung, Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1318-bPerformativity at the Chartreuse de Champmol in Dijon
(Language: English)
Laura D. Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1318-cThings Unseen in the Age of Van Eyck
(Language: English)
Alfred Acres, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting
Abstract

This session examines the phenomenon of performativity in the Middle Ages. A dynamic relationship existed between the medieval viewer and paintings, sculptures and architecture. All three of these media will be discussed in terms of how they were intended to interract with those who saw them or how their viewers were intended to respond. These papers will use individual monuments or paintings as case studies. Virtual experience was often an important part of the act of viewing medieval art and this session promises to provoke as many questions about enactive viewing as it will answer.