Intentionalism and the Arts

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Youtube videos on Intentionalism and the Death of the Author

Posted by Vittorio on June 7, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Intentism will begin to track down the best made and most thought-provoking videos on the above topics from Youtube. Intentism is not endorsing any of the posted opinions.

Salon des Refuses 2013

Posted by Vittorio Pelosi on June 12, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Happenstance Gallery is once again organising an exhibition of art works rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Salon des Refusés 2013 - curated by Happenstance Gallery
Admission: Free
12-18 Hoxton Street, N1 6NG London (entrance on Drysdale Street)

Thw exhibition includes both an artist bio. and statement concerning the exhibited piece. These two...

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Rothko, defacement and authorship

Posted by Vittorio Pelosi on October 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Vladimir Umanets, founder of the art movement Yellowism 'defaced' one ofRothko's Seagram murals earlier this month. Mr Umanets compared himself withDuchamp and said that "art allows us to take what someone's done and put anew message on it."

His act has mostly provoked anger in the art community- perhaps rightly so.However, on what do we base our consternation?

Contemporary art theory espouses ideas grounded in the Death Theses of Foucaultand Barthes. In essence a work's author h...

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toward a logic of intentism - "intestist logic"

Posted by Ciacco on July 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

The new and contemporary views of health care encompass three principal ideas:  (1) health care must be patient-centered - not aiming at pathology or a physio-anatomical system, but centered on the patient's needs and medical history; (2) health care must be evidence-based - not relying on this or that piece of evidence, but on the consensus of the best available evidence that emerges following a systematic hypothesis-process of research synthesis; and (3) health care must be focused on ...

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The Great Wall of V*gina - London Premiere

Posted by Rachel on May 3, 2012 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (2)


Brighton based artist jamie McCartney has his first London solo show coming up next week and part of it is The controversial Great Wall of Vagina – a 9-metre wall featuring individual plaster cast panels taken from 400 different women’s most intimate parts.



A Private V...

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The importance of knowing your filmmaker

Posted by Sam Christie on January 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Recently, while watching a film, a friend of mine leant over and whispered into my ear, 'this film is so ugly'. I was surprised, not because of the impromptu interruption, but because the particular film we were watching was a beautifully shot landscape film. It was the kind of film that can usually do no wrong. It turned out we were both thinking along similar lines.


They were similar but different lines though. I thought the filmmaker, in this case making a work about a l...

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the internet has an honest view of author meaning.

Posted by Sydney Heighington on September 30, 2011 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Language aside, I think the person that wrote this has the right ammount of consideration for the author.

Vittorio in conversation with translator Samatha Christie

Posted by Vittorio Pelosi on April 6, 2011 at 3:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Vittorio Pelosi has been in conversation with translator Samantha Christie regarding how intentionality might influence translation theories.

To read the conversation please click on 'Reading' above and then 'Interviews.'

You can also discuss the conversation either on the forums page, or on 'Literary Translation at UEA':

Larson cartoon

Posted by Vittorio Pelosi on February 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to Professor Paisley Livingston we have this amusing cartoon. Sometimes  interpreting a text without regard to intention can cause miscommunication... !


A visit from our good friend Paisley Livingston

Posted by Sydney Heighington on January 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM Comments comments (2)

A constructive and enjoyable day. Myself, Vittorio, Paisley and James met this evening for a chance to catch up and chat to eachother about what we are achieving of late and how we intend to progress. An enjoyable evening fulll of fruitful discussion and a great understanding of what we believe in. A big thankyou to Paisley for makiong the effort to meet with us coming all the way from Hong Kong. We hope to see more of eachother in the future.