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explorations in dissonance #11— cognitive dissonance

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Title: explorations in dissonance #11— cognitive dissonance
Author(s): Stamatis, Perrin
Abstract: This image is #11 in a series of 15 compositions that explore the use of dissonance in graphic design. My research and explorations of dissonance (in general) led me to the more specific theme of cognitive dissonance. I constructed hand-made letters for a poster announcing the performance of a dissonant piece of orchestral music (Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring). The letter-forms signify the textual information, and (at the same time) the letterforms, substrate, and media used are signifiers for events/meanings not associated with the performance of the music indicated. I seek to produce cognitive dissonance in the viewer’s mind as they attempt to maintain a consistency of their own beliefs and attitudes while being faced with the associations these posters present.
Issue Date: 2008-10-26
Type: Image
Description: Entry in 2009 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 16-May 12, 2009.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2011-04-13

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