Intertextuality between retrieval database artworks and other mass-produced texts

Wun Ting Hsu, Wen-Shu Lai

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Abstract

Retrieval database artwork, unlike other artwork, does not present fixed, preset and stable contents because it is made through retrieving external data in different socio-cultural context and combining them into the artworks' content. To some degree, retrieval database artwork results from the continual play of meaning resulting from mass cultural production. Therefore, this article aims to address the intertextual relationships between retrieval database artworks and other mass-produced texts. After a brief review of the main concept of intertextuality, we address why intertextuality is essential to understanding retrieval database artworks. Then, the intertextual methods used in retrieval database artworks are analyzed, and questions of intertextuality in such artworks are discussed. The article concludes that although retrieval database artwork is without artist-made content, it does rely on other cultural productions. The meanings and relationships of retrieval database artwork are ever-changing as the artwork is executed. In other words, the works are constantly shaped and reshaped by the dynamic intertextual relationships between the work and its ongoing retrieval of content.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of the IADIS Int. Conf. Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2012, CGVCVIP 2012, Part of the IADIS MCCSIS 2012
Pages121-126
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventIADIS International Conference Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2012, CGVCVIP 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jul 201223 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameProc. of the IADIS Int. Conf. Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2012, CGVCVIP 2012, Part of the IADIS MCCSIS 2012

Conference

ConferenceIADIS International Conference Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2012, CGVCVIP 2012, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2012, MCCSIS 2012
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period21/07/1223/07/12

Keywords

  • Database art
  • Intertextuality

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