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Lady gaga gay icon

Is quite strong that lady gaga given out statement that there’s nothing wrong about being abnormal, she also speak out that everyone have their right to stand out and be who they are. And she one of the supporter to LGBT community.

James Nichols (11 Oct 2013) [online]

Available at: < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/10/lady-gaga-gay-icon_n_4241950.htmll>

[Accessed 30th Dec 2013]

lady gaga aura lyric video

The impactful of lady gaga not her fashion but also her latest MV always got caught by many attention of her audience. “If you’ve watched Lady Gaga’s lyric video for “Aura,” two thoughts probably spring to mind: 1) Wow, “Machete Kills” looks pretty awesome; and 2) No wonder people have been talking about this song.” said by James Montgomery. In her MV “aura” , she wore Burqa and have being discuss whether been offence of islamic people due to some religion practice. Some Muslim women took umbrage with the way Gaga sexualised their religious garments (the Burqa is worn out of modesty, and lines like “Do you want to see me naked, lover?/Do you want to peek underneath the covers?” certainly don’t qualify as such), and members of the media accused her of using the garment to shock, and Gaga addresses both of those issues when she sings ” Enigma popstar is fun, she wear Burqa for fashion.”

 

James Montgomery (10 Oct 2013) [online]

Available at: < http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1715386/lady-gaga-aura-lyric-video-gif.jhtml>

[Accessed 13th Dec 2013]

 

lady gaga art pop review roundup

In the pop culture is also called an art culture, both of the name is a hollow phrase. So they create a name called “ARTPOP”, “ARTPOP” is name that could be anything; in any genre of music, as a pop artist while discussing sex, drugs, lust, God, fame and creativity, Lady Gaga has offered fans her most sonically and lyrically diverse album to date. ARTPOP is imperfect, but so is its creator.

 

Lindsey Weber (11 Dec 2013) [online]

Available at: < http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/lady-gaga-artpop-review-roundup.html>

[Accessed 15th Dec 2013)

 

lady gaga applause single review clap by clap

An interpretation of Lady gaga new MV launched, “Applause”. Which her MV how audience view it and judge, some may said her MV bring as heavy-handed as feared from the dramatic ARTPOP imagery and nude forest romps, nor as joyous and melodic as anything off of The Fame or The Fame Monster, but it’s nearly there. And after a few more plays, it may very well be there. Said by the blogger.

 

Bradley Stern (19 Aug 2013) [online]

Available at: < http://www.muumuse.com/2013/08/lady-gaga-applause-single-review-clap-by-clap.html/>

[Accessed 14th Dec 2013]

 

The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays

“I hope When I’m Dead, I’ll be considered an icon” said by lady gaga; especially considering the millions of young women who idolise the music icon and her behaviour, she also remains best known for shocking her audience with amazing attire, ranging from sunglasses constructed of lit cigarettes to dresses made of bubbles to couture her shoes who design by Alexander McQueen in the video of “Bad Romance”. No matter she on the stage, at politic rallies, or she just simply walking on the street, her performances create awareness for human rights. Gaga shocks viewers and listeners into a socially just consciousness, promoting equality and respect for, in particular, women and members of the gay community with each performance.

Richard J. Gray (2010) [e-book]

Available at: < http://books.google.com.my/books?id=0fT2wuIgY8IC&pg=PA112&lpg=PA112&dq=visual+identity+lady+gaga&source=bl&ots=PVPIkCE4VE&sig=WsyrHDB8abtYgT_DuX9JOMj1bBo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=F2utUsWXGYryrQf4jYDwCw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=visual%20identity%20lady%20gaga&f=false>

[Accessed 12th Dec 2013]

 

Surrealism, the Theatre of Cruelty, and Lady Gaga

From the “Bad Romance” music video in which Gaga suggests that

 women should stand up for their rights, to the “Born this Way” video in which

she advocates an acceptance of all people, Gaga’s performance identity serves

as a visual metaphor for the establishment of an equality transcending gender,

sexual preference, financial status, and race.

 

Richard J. Gray (2013) [e-journal]

Available at :< http://www.academia.edu/1995056/Surrealism_the_Theatre_of_Cruelty_and_Lady_Gaga>

[Accessed 10th Dec 2013]

 

Lady Gaga:The Aggression and the Transgression of the neo celebrity

in this e-journal, i have study that lady gaga not an ordinary singer or artist. She was being called the “mother monster”; her outstanding fashion sense not only outrageous, but also bring into different perspective to her followers. Especially her “meat” dress. 

 

 

Moulee Goswami (2013) [e-journal]

Available at:< http://www.academia.edu/4978466/Lady_Gaga_The_Aggression_and_the_Transgression_of_the_neo_celebrity>

[Accessed 3th Dec 2013]

 

The Pornofication of the Female Pop Star

In this blog, I had found lots of celebrities have had involve in “pornofiation”. For some reason, this may due to the celebrity industry. Not only lady gaga, rihanna, and miley cyrus too, they have expose their nude images to the public media. As this will bring a big impact to the society nowadays, since nowadays are consider an electronic era. This may lead to teenagers to follow their favourite idol.  

 

MarcoBohr (October 4, 2013) [online]

Available at:<http://browse.feedreader.com/c/Visual_Culture_Blog_by_MarcoBohr/667861812>

[Accessed 28nd Nov 2013]

 

Semiotic: Sexual Ads, Private Structure

(hannef, 2013)

Semiotics not only helping humans to interpret ads but also had moves far beyond the world of literal meaning as can be seen in this Private Structure ads.

Denotation:

In this ads is known to most as a signifier symbol of masculinity, sex, and athleticism, to name a few. P.S. is using these general “agreed upon” characteristics of this model as an Icon and signifier to help customers identify with the brand (masculine, tough, fierce, six packs and much more to describe).

Connotation:

To further support the brands identity of P.S., as are most masculine models, as an Icon to represent the idealistic physical connotations of what most men in the world aspire to be.

Myth:

P.S. understands the implications of masculine male model as a simple symbol of sex, athleticism and masculinity and the use this knowledge to provide a way, through the add, for consumers transfer the idea of how by wearing  P.S. underwear they themselves will become, like this model a symbol of sex, athleticism and masculinity. Because he has characteristically chiseled muscles, appears well endowed in his skin tight underwear and is set amongst a rugged strong background colour which also makes reference to the mans “playful”, “energetic”, and etc. Here it has been seen how important semiotics are in the world of advertising, helping consumers to relate and understand a brands identity and vision through only a simple image.

By the best result of showing the above photo making a comparison between renaissance:

Agnolo Bronzino - portrait of andrea Doria As neptune (wiki painting, -)

Reference:

hannef (July 22nd, 2013) [online]

Available at:<http://emm-a-man.com/emmaman/2013/07/22/3-hot-made-in-malaysia-underwear-labels/>

[Accessed 25th Nov 2013]

wiki painting (-) [online]

Available at:<http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/agnolo-bronzino/portrait-of-andrea-doria-as-neptune>

[Accessed 25th Nov 2013]

Semiotic: Starcraft

image

Starcraft is a military science fiction media franchise created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney, and owned by Blizzard Entertainment (Races of Starcraft, 2013). The series itself is a version of a common game type called RTS or “real-time strategy”. The series centers on a galactic struggle for dominance between three species—the adaptable and mobile Terrans, the insectoid Zerg, and the enigmatic Protoss Starcraft uses common symbols which can be identified and deconstructed though semiotics to enforce genre identification among science fiction fans. This has the express purpose of announcing that Starcaft has a science fiction framing device, that in turn communicates it will be enjoyed by those who like science fiction as a genre, before considerations about the game itself.

Let’s just choose on the middle of the force, THE ZERG.

image

Denotation:

1. A lady with an alien body sculpture.

2. Outer space, galaxy.

3. Background colour in orange.

Connotation:

1. A lady with a weird body sculpture with human doesn’t have it, as this its bring out combination of human figure with an alien genes. They terrifying and ruthless amalgamation of biologically advanced, arthropodal aliens. Dedicated to the pursuit of genetic perfection, the zerg relentlessly hunt down and assimilate advanced species across the galaxy, incorporating useful genetic code into their own (Zerg, 2009). Simply mean for them is called “mutation”. 

2. Outer space, galaxy. Zerus is a world in the central regions of the Milky Way. It is the birthworld of the zerg

3. Background colour in orange. Zerus is a planet with large swaths of jungle and areas of volcanic activity, they left a burning and lifeless world. This is the reason why it is orange in colour as this can bring out the heat of the feel to the audiences. 

It is these signs that Starcraft utilises to communicate its definition as science fiction, this adds an accumulative pressure upon how all the signs in Starcraft combine for a globally perceived connotation. 

Myth:

According to the image we base on what we know in today days, these signs are pervasive throughout the entirely of Starcraft, this produces imagery that is recognisable as part of the science fiction genre because the connotative focus of the images is upon science fiction itself. The current technology and understanding of science are beyond the physical and hard to represent visually, such as the internet or ideas like quantum physics. By deeply to understand into future invention that these current technologies and areas of knowledge may lead to are also lacking any kind of visual key that can be recognised, say subspace, quantum computing, or even a biological evolution such as telepathy. This means that the iconography of science fiction needs to remain “unflaggingly conservative” though the use of out-dated imagery which is historically understood and recognised as science fiction. Starcraft contains these sweeping semiotic signals that have existed from the birth of science fiction when it was initially separated from traditional fantasy. Some such examples would be alien vistas, space ships, alien creatures, giant robots and large control panels. Signals such as these were originally formed from predictions of the future based on the then current technology. These signs form a convention that is available to the encoder which triggers understanding of the desired message through the decoding of the historical meaning. The alien worlds upon the load screens read as science fiction due to the use of these conventions and are decoded without any relation, understanding or reference to science, technology or the coming future but instead to the visions of the future form previous generations, visions we today interpret as science fiction. (Bukatman, 1993)

The Art direction to show the middle lady, the Zerg of the starcraft that I can find so far that can relate to it is called portrait of lady at the period of renaissance, Lady Alchemy, The Warlock’s Mistress. They almost have the same direction facing to the audience, the structure of the sexy curvy shape of lady body. Posing style, showing to the audience of their attitudes or character wise of themselves. 

Reference:

Races of StarCraft (11 November 2013) [online]

Available at:<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Races_of_StarCraft>

[Accessed 15th Nov 2013]

Zerg (15 June 2009) [online]

Available at:<http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Zerg>

[Accessed 15th Nov 2013]

Terminal identity: the virtual subject in postmodern science fiction (1993) [book]

Available at:<http://books.google.com.my/books?id=63GtQqaHxBEC&pg=PT148&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false>

[Accessed 15th Nov 2013]