This project has received funding from the European
Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme.
Grant agreement No. 834033 AN-ICON.



Virtual meeting (Zoom)

Seminar of Philosophy of Image

Affective foundations of aesthetic Illusion

Christiane Voss Bauhaus University Weimar

The lecture deals with the question of what is meant by “aesthetic illusion”. The distinction between aesthetic and epistemic illusion will function as an important prerequisite. Furthermore, it will be argued for the thesis that cinematographic illusion – as aesthetic illusion in general – is founded in affect. Without immersion, there is no illusion. A comparison of the time-based medium of film with the space-based medium of the Habitat Diorama will then also take into account the media-specific formations of aesthetic illusion.

keywords mediascape, schermo, ambiente, Fantasmagoria, Zoom

Christiane Voss is Professor of Philosophy and Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus University Weimar since 2010; She is spokeswoman of the DFG-Research Training Group “Media Anthropology” at the Bauhaus Unversity since 2020; Publications (selection): Der Leihkörper. Erkenntnis und Ästhetik der Illusion /de Gruyter Berlin 2013; Medienanthropologische Szenen, Fink, Munich 2019; Anthropology of Entanglement (Bloomsburry, USA, to be published 2021).