Mise en Abyme

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The pictures have two or more “worlds” inside them and these worlds try to communicate or interact together. People trying to exit a photo presented inside the image. A person jumping into a frame. The image on your computer screen physically interacting with the user in front of the monitor. A story within a Story. A play within a play. These effects give the impression of three dimensions (3D) and optical illusions.

Worlds interacting with each other, Stories within stories, Art in Art, can also be called “Mise en Abyme” or “Droste Effect”. It’s Recursion…

Definition of Mise en Abyme from Wikipedia ::

Mise en abyme (also mise en abîme) has several meanings in the realm of the creative arts and literary theory. The term is originally from the French and means, “placing into infinity” or “placing into the abyss”. The commonplace usage of this phrase is describing the visual experience of standing between two mirrors, seeing an infinite reproduction of one’s image.

In Western art “mise en abyme” is a formal technique in which an image contains a smaller copy of itself, the sequence appearing to recur infinitely. The term originated in heraldry, describing a coat of arms that appears as a smaller shield in the center of a larger one. See Droste effect.

In film, the meaning of “mise en abyme” is similar to the artistic definition, but also includes the idea of a “dream within a dream”. For example, a character awakens from a dream and later discovers that he or she is still dreaming. Activities similar to dreaming, such as unconsciousness and virtual reality, are also described as “mise en abyme”. This is seen in the film eXistenZ where the two protagonists never truly know whether or not they are out of the game.

In literary criticism, “mise en abyme” is a type of frame story, in which the main narrative can be used to encapsulate some aspect of the framing story. The term is used in deconstruction and deconstructive literary criticism as a paradigm of the intertextual nature of language–that is, of the way language never quite reaches the foundation of reality because it refers in a frame-within-a-frame way to other language, which refers to other language, et cetera.

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Pictures of Stories within stories, Art in Art, Mise en Abyme, Droste Effect

Links ::

The Story Within A Story Within… on Lazyhabits
Mise en Abyme on BlogSpot
Droste Effect Gallery on Josleys
Gödel, Escher, Bach Resources on Research Triangle
Recursion shot first on Stop Motion Verbosity

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