This book explores the concept of artistic witnessing as political activity. In what ways may art and artists bear witness to political events? The contributors engage with dance, film, photography, performance, poetry, and theater and explore artistic witnessing as political activity in a wide variety of case studies.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Kia Lindroos is professor in the department of social sciences and philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Frank Möller is senior research fellow at the Tampere Peace Research Institute in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere, Finland.
Table of Contents
List of Figures 7
List of Plates 10
Plate section 17
1 Witnessing in Contemporary Art and Politics 33
2 Image Control in the Age of Terror 57
3 The Body Remembers: Dance, Discourses of Citizenship, Phenomenology and Memory 65
4 Chris Marker as Cinematic Witness 79
5 Embodied Witnessing: Indigenous Performance Art as Political Dissent 99
6 Art as Remembrance and Trace in Post-Conflict Latin America 117
7 Achrafiyeh Invaded-The Politics of Fear in a Visual Representation of the Lebanese Factionalism 139
8 Witnessing Language: Charles Bernstein and 9/11 161
9 Bearing Witness and Playing in Ruins: On the Onto-Poetics of Abandoned Places 179
10 Children Witnessing War: Emotions Embodied in the Theatre Play Wij/Zij 199
11 The Violence of Witnessing 219