Written by Diana Spoge I am a visiting first-year student from Latvia, attending the University of Wolverhampton. When I was asked to analyse an image pertaining to death using semiotics I chose this image because of the connection with my culture. It is simplified here in order to share it with a wider audience.
Written by Ryan Hillback As a first year broadcasting/ journalism student at the University of Wolverhampton, our instructor, Dr Judith Wester, asked us to use semiotic techniques to explore images that represented the idea of death in various forms. This is a modified version of my examination of the image I chose, leaving out some of the academic ideas to present here as a blog.
Dr Judith Wester of CEDAR participates in international Dead Line exhibition in Bristol produced by performance artist Jo Bannon. What are the questions that keep you awake at night? What are you afraid to ask about your own mortality? We can’t talk to the dead but we can talk to the living. Dead Line is a live encounter for audiences that creates a space to talk a little more openly about fears, hopes and desires for the living and dying.