Tuesday, December 12, 2006

a conflict of icons





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speak to the dark angels

5 Comments:

Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

icons or just cons?

9:57 pm  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

well the top one and the bottom ones are cons maybe as the middle one, as i confident you know, started out as a symbol of peace.

11:41 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

Symbols is possibly the problem. You familiar with Roland Barthes? Semiotics?

10:32 am  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

doc a>>>fraid not but sounds interesting. crosses and ying and yang all seem to me to be tribal signs. ones for ease of recognition and humanities desire to declare themselves as belonging too.
a bit like, as far as i am concerned, supporting millwall or who ever.

a display and recognition statement of communal solidarity perhaps. and more no doubt?

11:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always admired Barthes' little schematic for the sign ... an elegant distillation.

I've always been fascinated with such myths and symbols; the difficulty arises when people forget they are dealing with representation and take it for the thing itself.

6:52 pm  

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