Embodied Rhythm in Space and Time A Poem and a Sculpture
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

In this article, we outline the concept of aesthetic rhythm as an embodied lived experience. We investigate the temporal rhythms of a poem by Seamus Heaney and the spatial rhythms of a sculpture by Lena Hopsch, discussing similarities and differences between the two modalities. Previous research on aesthetic rhythm has mostly focused on meter, but here we use a broader concept of rhythm as we refer to - pre-metered forms from classical antiquity. Aesthetic rhythm in an artwork is described as a play with proportions in time and space. Rhythm continuously stages bodily experiences of balance and direction. We develop the embodiment perspective of Maurice Merleau-Ponty as well as Mark Johnson's concept of image schema. The schemas are shown to be premodal as rhythms function the same in temporal and spatial artworks. We also demonstrate a model for interpretation, developed out of the rhythms of the artifact.

signification

premodality

rhythm

image schema

Seamus Heaney

Författare

Lena Hopsch

Chalmers, Arkitektur, Arkitekturens teori och metod

Eva Lilja

Göteborgs universitet

Style

0039-4238 (ISSN)

Vol. 51 4 413-441

Ämneskategorier

Arkitekturteknik

Litteraturstudier

Litteraturvetenskap

DOI

10.1353/sty.2017.0034