Friday, 27 July 2012

Flag



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anarchist pear?

J. Hamlyn said...

Exactly - a pear of anarchists.

Anonymous said...

Threefold sign: ikon/flag, symbol/anarchism, index/pear.

J. Hamlyn said...

Nice! It gets a little more complicated though when you consider the "message without a code".

Anonymous said...

Complicated pear....

Coded message/ flag (from the title), coded iconic message/ anarchist flag, message without a code?/ pear with dead leaf attached "that might have been".

Problem: If the literal meaning of the photograph must now automatically carry the qualifier "that might have been" then can the category of "message without a code" still be usefully applied to the photograph?

Most of us now see the photograph for what it is, a thoroughly coded message. One "simple" fact remains however, by definition every photograph is an index of something!

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