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Blurring the screen: the fragmented self, the database, and the narratives of Satoshi Kon
Blurring the screen: the fragmented self, the database, and the narratives of Satoshi Kon

Author(s): Alice Teodorescu
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, Facultatea de Teatru si Televiziune
Keywords: Japanese popular culture; animation; remediation; database fantasyscape; modular narratives

Summary/Abstract: The current paper proposes to explore the concept of database in connection to narrative, identity and anime. Thus, the paper will start with the representations of identity in relation to space, time, the real and the virtual, while using the operational concepts of modular narratives (Allan Cameron, 2009) and remediation (Bolter & Grusin, 1999) in analyzing Satoshi Kon’s Perfect blue (1997) and Paprika (2006). Is the database an exploration or a reaction to contemporary anxieties? Is it a reaction to the liquid modernity and the fragmented self (Zygmunt Bauman, 2013)? Is it a symptom or a warning for all of the above?

  • Issue Year: 15/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 63-74
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English