Between Film and the World: Roma ways of seeing and perceiving persons

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Abstract

In a Roma village of Transylvania (Romania), Western ways of distinguishing visual products in categories such as fiction, ethnographic documentary, and scientific image do not make any sense. Far from being trivial, this dissolution of Western visual categories reveals the particular way Roma conceive of the ontological categories of person, person‐image (actor), and person‐skeleton (phantom), rooted in a strong ambiguity between “being oneself” and “playing a role.” This is an ambiguity that may fade away in some ephemeral moments, when the “true” person manifests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-378
Number of pages18
JournalVisual Anthropology Review
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Roma
  • Transylvania
  • filming emotions
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Motion capture

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