The notions of Verkörperung and Verleibung, proposed by Robert Vischer and Aby Warburg, are today reconfigured into the model of ‘embodied Simulation’ proposed by Vittorio Gallese’s team and used by David Freedberg. The neuro-aesthetic and the cognitive history of image evoke strongly the theories of Einfühlung and the phenomenology tradition, namely their idea of the aesthetic as a theory and as a morphology of a sensory and incarnated knowledge. The statute of the imitation and the aesthetic experience are reconsidered within a general science of sensory experience–an aesthesiology–, not just in reference to the artworks but to the visual culture overall. In this critical perspective, the paper discusses how the dynamic empathy actives a crisis of categorizing functions of beholder’s relationship with the visual, widely of his perceptual attitude, aesthetic taste and judgement, and, finally, moral value. Test-cases are the classical Laocoon’s matter by Lessing and Goethe’s review, the Bataille’s proposal about the 'irritating' material of surrealistic ‘montage’ of images, and John Baldessari work and reflection on the corporeal schema emergency in front of photographic or depicted pictures.

De l’incorporation et ses valeurs d’usage

FIMIANI, Filippo
2013

Abstract

The notions of Verkörperung and Verleibung, proposed by Robert Vischer and Aby Warburg, are today reconfigured into the model of ‘embodied Simulation’ proposed by Vittorio Gallese’s team and used by David Freedberg. The neuro-aesthetic and the cognitive history of image evoke strongly the theories of Einfühlung and the phenomenology tradition, namely their idea of the aesthetic as a theory and as a morphology of a sensory and incarnated knowledge. The statute of the imitation and the aesthetic experience are reconsidered within a general science of sensory experience–an aesthesiology–, not just in reference to the artworks but to the visual culture overall. In this critical perspective, the paper discusses how the dynamic empathy actives a crisis of categorizing functions of beholder’s relationship with the visual, widely of his perceptual attitude, aesthetic taste and judgement, and, finally, moral value. Test-cases are the classical Laocoon’s matter by Lessing and Goethe’s review, the Bataille’s proposal about the 'irritating' material of surrealistic ‘montage’ of images, and John Baldessari work and reflection on the corporeal schema emergency in front of photographic or depicted pictures.
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