Ritual and Metamorphosis – a Reading of Madonna\'s Frozen

Marius CONKAN


Abstract:

This essay aims to interpret it, the video-clip of the pop singer Madonna, by means of three research methods: iconology, semiotics and psychoanalytic. This hermeneutic approach is an attempt to extract the deep meanings of the esoteric ceremony initiated by the main female character in a musical video production.

Keywords: esoteric forms, music videos, denotation, connotation, mirror stage, material imagination, otherness, identity, metamorphosis

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