Kunst uit noodzaak
The need to learn from art: Mieke Bal’s oeuvre is, at its core, a powerful plea for this. Her videos and video installations above all stimulate the imagination and give a creative impulse to the viewer. Imagination is “thinking with, through and in images” and it is just as important to humans as knowledge and understanding. In art all this comes together into a whole. This book provides an overview of the unique video works of Mieke Bal both in words and images. In it, she enters into a critical conversation with famous masterpieces from the cultural heritage. Mieke Bal, internationally known as a cultural scientist, presents her groundbreaking oeuvre, challenges to interpret, reinterpret, and search for new perspectives, and calls on the imagination to be an important source of knowledge.