Body language

is a form of mental and physical ability of human non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously. Psychologist James Borg states that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves. In psychology, the sub-field of affect display or affective display examines the externally displayed states of mind or emotions of human beings. Affect display refers to the impetus for observable expression of emotion through facial expressions, hand gestures, tone of voice and other emotional signs such as laughter or tears is a part of a series of non-conscious or conscious cognitive events. Many aspects of the expressions vary between and within cultures and are displayed in various forms ranging from the most discreet of facial expressions to the most dramatic and prolific gestures.

When it comes to the creative visual fields, focusing on the movements of the body and face expressions, especially under special lighting conditions, creates a theatrical atmosphere in the studio, or indeed in any type of setting, through which an enhancement of human body language can be achieved and its translation into artistic concepts and projects which examine the many implications of this topic can be actualized through media such as drawing, painting, photography or video.

Should you wish to concentrate on this topic for the conceptual backbone of your artwork/design project, the faculty member interested in this topic as part of his own creative practice is Wieslaw Zaremba

 
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