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Gestural mimesis as ‚as-if‘ action.

Perspectives on Pantomime

The chapter provides theoretical, empirical and methodological arguments for thinking of gestural mimesis as as-if action and for a continuum from practical actions to as-if actions. It suggests that thinking and acting by hand is anchored in the embodied practice of miming as an as-if action and advances an understanding of gestures as mimetic expressive movements.

Müller, C. (2024). Gestural mimesis as ‚as-if‘ action. In: Żywiczyński, Przemysław, Johan Blomberg and Monika Boruta-Żywiczyńska (eds.), Perspectives on Pantomime, 217-241. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company,