Intangible Cultural Heritage: (Body) Mask and Space Cover Image

Нематериално културно наследство: (тяло) маска и пространство
Intangible Cultural Heritage: (Body) Mask and Space

Pandemic Contexts

Author(s): Georgi Ivanov
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: the thing that has a past; intangible cultural heritage; body; unconscious; inheritance
Summary/Abstract: The text examines the changes caused by the pandemic of intangible cultural heritage through four prisms: the body, the past (which is inherited), the mask and the space. Their variable parameters explicated by the pandemic, their theoretical and practical phenomenology are examined. Through them, three spheres of the intangible cultural heritage are considered: creating a song, dance (horo), singing in a choir and an ensemble. Based on them, theoretical reflections are carried out, reaching the conclusion that the body becomes an image of itself (recorded, watched and listened to), being isolated and displaced in the newly created pandemic culture. From this: the “body” placed in this process “grafts” the psychic into the new culture. This makes everyday life dramatic and tragic, because every day is formally a collision if the body does not have the necessary “attributes”. This - the article muses, using different analytical angles to look at these “rubbing against each other” phenomena - leads to the unconscious desire to disembody or (re)turn the body into a desired image from the past(s).

  • Page Range: 142-166
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Bulgarian