Affectivity of culture — “the semiotic”of aesthetic experience
Art enables us to access these aspects of culture that escape its abstract discourse. Aesthetic experience reveals culture’s subconscious affective motifs. It is particularly evident from the psychoanalytical interpretation’s standpoint (Kristeva, Lacan), in which the logics of signifiers reveals its connections with aesthetic and psychosomatic sphere of drive. In this way this linguistically oriented theory of culture runs a chance of transcending its own significant limitations and has an opportunity to open up to something which is other, which can never be fully tamed in this aesthetic discipline.