Posts Tagged ‘ Early flying ’

Fortschritt als Fraktur im frühen Science Fiction Film. Metaphorologische Überlegungen zu Auf- und Einbrüchen in LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE und LE VOYAGE À TRAVERS L`IMPOSSIBLE von G. Méliès

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Mobility, Topics, Transcultural analysis

Fantasies of man travelling into space form a main part of the popular movie genre ‘Science Fiction‘. These celluloid visions are not only fantasies of improving transport, they also convey a meaning in a figurative sense. They can be seen as a modern adoption of one of humanities oldest metaphors, ‘life as a sea fare voyage‘: the meaning, which was once expressed by this ‘nautical metaphor‘, has been transferred and can nowadays be found in films, which show astro-nauts crossing the frontier from known space into the unknown space. In order to conclude on their attitude towards technological progress in the early 20th century, the two oldest space travel movies, Le Voyage dans la Lune (F 1902) and Le Voyage a Travers L’Impossible (F 1904) will be analyzed.

Fliegerblick 1914

Mai 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Transcultural analysis

The view from above, closely related to modern artistic perception, was new in respect to specific dynamic and irritation. This was caused by movement in three dimensions, and by sensory
deprivation when flying at night and in clouds. The collision between the user surface of flight instruments and the senses had to be tackled. There was a new perception and new semantics of the earth and of the landscape of the clouds, harking back to a European cultural tradition.
This created and spread a new kind of sensitivity, combining the lying machine, machine-induced perceptions and images of nature, and resulting in a techno-hybrid aesthetics.

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