Monday, October 14, 2013

Jennifer Lynne Barker: Radical Projection

Radical projection contrasts with fascist aestheticization in that it does no attempt to ensnare the individual with an image of pure and perfect beauty, but rather makes them aware of the permanently unstable and uncontrollable nature of the real and of the traumatic reality of fascist atrocity. Thus it is not utopic in its vision, but "radical" in the sense that it attempts to act on the root cause of a pathological process and use extreme tactics in order to foment revolutionary change; and "projection" because it communicates ideas distinctly and forcefully to an audience, visualizing an idea as objective reality and reproducing this process within the film itself. (19)

Barker, Jennifer Lynne. The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection. Routledge, 2013: 19.

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