table wine (tafelwein für wittgenstein)

  • Author

    Alison R. Mcnulty

  • Country

    Germany , USA

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  • Type

    video / experimental video

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  • Original title

    tafelwein für wittgenstein

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  • Tags

    character, emotions, psychoanalysis, communication

Psychologist Silvan Tomkins affect theory: in psychoanalysis an affect is an emotion or subjectively experienced feeling. The nine affects are: 1. enjoyment/joy 2. interest/excitement 3. surprise/startle 4. anger/rage 5. disgust 6. dissmell 7. distress/anguish 8. fear/terror 9. shame/humiliation. This video consists of 9 individual characters which are crossbreeds of organic and synthetic elements. Each character represents one of Tomkins's affects in no particular order. They are bound together by different external expressions which also can be seen as a form of communication. They are being observed by a dog named Sharik. The viewers see from the dog's perspective.

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