IMAGES Journal for Visual Studies

events: Visual studies today: The power of images


Asbjørn Grønstad
Is There a Transmedial Dispositif? Aesthetic Epistemes and the Question of Disciplinarity

In this paper, I argue that we have yet to acknowledge the extent to which the notion of the aesthetic and its content is institutionally negotiated. A central question that we ought to bear in mind is this: does the organization of “aesthetic knowledge” that the traditional disciplines facilitate promote or prevent insight into meta-aesthetic and transaesthetic concerns?