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Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas

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PARRA VALENCIA, Juan Diego. Image, virtuality and heterotopy. Reflections about the image and its heterotopic function. Civilizar [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.32, pp.229-244. ISSN 1657-8953.

This article approaches the notion of image, as a problematic field, beyond the semiological regime established from the linguistic models. In general, the notion of image has been linked only to the idea of "representation", from which it was possible to domesticate its potential to establish states of sensitivity. We consider it relevant to expand reflection areas on aspects that are not restricted to its representational functionality and for this, we will rely on Michel Foucault's concept of heterotopy, which will help us, as it expands the field of aesthetic reflection and allows to integrate the symbolic dimension, the virtualizing function of the image as the producer of states of sensitivity. The image, in our opinion, functions as a heterotopy, it is a non-conventional spatio-temporal typology, and therefore it is structurer and configurator of reality, both in terms sensitive and intelligible.

Palavras-chave : Image; tropes; space; heterotopy; Michel Foucault; Regis Debray; Gilbert Simondon.

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