‘Re-routing the Image: The use of Haptic interventions in Gianikian and Lucchi’s work’.

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When watching Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s Diario Africano (1994)—consisting of archival material filmed by an anonymous photographer in North Africa in the 1920s—viewers are intrigued by the exploration of gaze, by how colonizer and colonized subject are represented in the image, by how the layers of temporality are constructed, reaching into past discourses and contemporary ones, expanding on the sense of place and locality.
In traditional anthropological thinking, situating and relativizing are considered hallmarks of written representation. In this paper it shall be argued that it may also be a central quality of experimental filmmaking. It will be suggested that a new space for representation is created in the filmic composition via Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi’s aesthetic and analytical processing of archival material. Consequently, the term haptic détournement will be used to analyze postcolonial thinking in the experience of Diario Africano.
TidsskriftFound Footage Magazine
Sider (fra-til)38-44
Antal sider7
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2017

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