This art research project consists of an investigation into the potential for transposition into video of Helmut Plessner’s anthropologic theories. His concept of ‘eccentric positionality’ (the idea that decentring is the distinctive feature of humanity) and ‘anthropology of the actor’ will be tested in filmed situations in order to produce new forms of ‘autospection’ of a character. Three short videos will be produced, fuelled by specific theoretical work.
Leading institution: HEAD – Genève
Team: Frank Westermeyer, David Zerbib (HEAD – Genève), Sylvie Boisseau
Financing: HES-SO, HEAD – Genève