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"Nothing is missing". Heteroglozje wideo.
"Nothing is missing". Video Heteroglossias.

Author(s): Tomasz Majewski, Agnieszka Rejniak Majewska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Bal Mieke

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with large screen installation "Nothing is missing" by the Dutch theoretician Mieke Bal. The installation consists of a cycle of videos of immigrant mothers from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. The videos problematize the issue of the experience of cultural alienation/otherness. The positions of “exoticism” and “intimacy” of family meetings are media - ted and then abolished – they are shown to be falsely assumed opposites of the expected. The authors consider this installation in the phenomenological and aesthetic dimensions, and in the context of Mieke Bal’s theoretical assertions dealing with the issue of ethnic representations and post-structuralist narratology with its issue of the “embodied voice”. They point to the source of inspiration for the video series, that is the writings of Mikhail Bakhtin and Kaja Silverman and the categories of heteroglossia and heteropathic identification created in order to describe the situation of meeting with the Other.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 80
  • Page Range: 192-202
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish