Appreciated Heritage, or Ethnographic Surrealism Today
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An attempted assessment of the positive contribution made by ethnographic surrealism to the anthropology of contemporaneity. In order to fulfil this task the author follows the concurrence of conceptions and values, the perception of cultural reality envisaged as an artificial order, the obliteration of boundaries between art and science, the role played by experiment and the origin of the intellectual climate. The article reflects on the possibility of 'depicting' post-modern experience by deploying the instruments of visual anthropology since it is the latter which makes it possible 'to see more' and is specially predestined to portray the cacophony of urban space. Seeking technical skills and the type of experiment in the construction of a film it expresses special affiliation with J. Rouch and Z. Rybczynski. The article attempts to demonstrate the form which ethnographic surrealism, using new media techniques, could assume today.
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