Issue #8 2015

Introduction …. 2015 issue #8




Our goal is to provide a stream of ideas and concepts concerning our global visual language. Join the discussion by commenting on each manuscript, review, and portfolio.

The VASA VJIC staff welcomes you to our open, online, and free VASA Journal on Images and Culture (VJIC).

Issue #8 marks a change in our publication design. VJIC will publish one issue per year with continuous publication of editorially approved manuscripts, visual dialogs, and book reviews. VJIC will publish thematic issues, visual discourses, and invited papers.

Table of Contents: 2015 (VJIC is best viewed with Firefox)

Content is organized by most recent manuscript and Visual Dialog.

(Editor’s note:  Dialogs may appear in various forms and formats.  Key to understanding the journal’s use of the term “dialog” is to understand it as a conversation, an exchange of sorts between the the author and the reader/viewer.  A conversation between “you” and your experience.  Meaning is not always clear and obvious, that is the point.  Conversations between “you’ and “you” are complex, if you listen.)


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April 2015

Theme Issue: Identity Politics
Editor: Rachel Zimmermann

Throughout history artists and academics alike have been significantly concerned with  the relationship between art and issues of identity…

This is the second of three (3) installments.

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April 2015

Klaus Pamminger

Visual Dialogs:
Four Films

One key theme of the artist is the exploration of space as both architectural and social or virtual dimension. Spatial and temporal reference levels merge into each other. Pamminger deconstructs and reconstructs. His “Room Invasions” are accessible …. more

Paula Scamparini

© Paula Scamparini

April 2015

Paula Scamparini
Visual Dialogs:
Serie Palavras and Muchen Series

As the contemporary times indicate the rebuilding of our relations with nature and the world itself, I believe it is of great importance to work within culture from the perspective that any reconstruction requests before some obliteration.


February 2015

Dan Duda and Leah Oats
The Physics of Photography

This is the second in a series of essays on science and  visual arts.

Humans leave traces and artifacts of our consciousness everywhere in our environment. Contradictory realities can be found co-existing wherever we look. They’re in what we choose to think; what we choose to believe ….


February 2015

Theme Issue: Identity Politics
Editor: Rachel Zimmermann

Throughout history artists and academics alike have been significantly concerned with  the relationship between art and issues of identity…

This is the first of three (3) installments.

Leah Oates

© Leah Oates

February 2015

Leah Oats
Visual Dialog: Transitory Space

Transitory spaces have a messy human energy that is perpetually in the present yet continually altering. They are endlessly interesting, alive places where there is a great deal of beauty and