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The installation Memento mori by Walmor Corrêa as an artifact of science communication

Grant number: 10/04839-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Antonio Carlos Rodrigues de Amorim
Grantee:Maria Livia Conceicao Marques Ramos Goncalves
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Walmor Correa is an artist who has work mainly with painting. His draws, the form of his works presentation and other details of his work resemble the scientific illustrations. However, their work exposes the taxidermy of fantastic animals that causes our perception, especially because they are presented as more scientific, than as mere hallucinations art. We chose one of its instalations, Memento mori, as the object of study of this research project. We will explore the meanings that this work put into circulation on representations of science, especially biology. For do it, we will analyze these images (understood as language), the process of creation and the production of paintings and sculpture of the installation, as well as written documents. The field of cultural studies of science theoretically guides this analysis. We hope that this work will allow us to go through gaps and overlaps between arts and sciences enabled and influenced by the works of Correa and Walmor, so we will be able to reflect about the possibility of science communication through their works.

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GONCALVES, Maria Livia Conceicao Marques Ramos. Memento mori, an exhibition by Walmor Corrêa, as a scientific communication produce. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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