Multiple Exposure

Broj 2 - Godina 8 - 06/2018

Uvodnik

This issue of [sic] plays with the technique of multiple exposure, which we borrow from photography. In a similar way that the superimposition of several exposures creates a single and unique image, so all the articles here presented individually deal with different overlapping concepts, which produce distinctive images, texts, and readings. Thus, for example, superimposing Nigerian traditional practices on Shakespeare’s themes creates a unique phenomenon in modern Nigerian theater; similarly, Christmas customs in Croatia, overlapping the fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien, form a particular product intended for the child reader. Additionally, this [sic] also engages in a game of meaning, working around the polysemy of the word exposure. To this effect, the presented selection of articles deals with exposure as appearance in various (multiple) digital sources, the exposure of the viewers to multifarious effects cinema can have, or the exposure (revelation) of the ideas underlying the translation process. ..

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During the 1950s, West German cinemas screened approximately 600 war films, nearly ten percent of the domestic production. Faulting these features for their avoidance of significant issues such as the causes of World War II, the Holocaust, or the Wehrmacht’s misdeeds and atrocities, previous commentators have in the main focused on the failure of these films to engage the past in a thoroughgoing manner. As a response to this criticism, my essay will show how Frank Wisbar’s Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959), a feature film about the Battle of Stalingrad, provides a conversion narrative that corresponds to the needs of the Adenauer era. As this film looks back to its past, it simultaneously looks forward and promotes the values of a new and emerging democracy.Keywords: Battle of Stalingrad, war films, Adenauer era, 1950s West German Cinema, World War IIWest German war films of the 1950s attempted to negotiate a problematic past through a variety of narratives. Alfred Weidenmann’s The Star of Africa (1957), for instance, revisited the exploits of flying ace Jochen Marseille in the skies above North Africa, while Harald Reinl’s U47 Lieutenant Prien (1958) turned to the sea in its treatment of the famous submarine commander. Other military films like J.A. Hübler-Kahla’s Mikosch Arrives (1952) or Franz Peter Wirth’s Heroes (1958) avoided the time and setting of World War II altogether, opting for comic representations. But few films dealt more directly and explicitly with Germany’s failure than Frank Wisbar’s Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959). Wisbar’s war movie focused on what many considered to be the turning point of the war, the Battle of Stalingrad. Following the experiences of the fictional Lieutenant Wisse in the middle of a real historical event, Wisbar’s film explores the questions of German responsibility for the tragic defeat. ...

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This article discusses the relationship between anthropology and art in the philosophical work of contemporary Croatian philosopher Raimundo Kupareo. Anthropology is the study of man, and art is the study or manifestation of human presence. Man is a being of value that connects mysticism and rationality, knowledge and emotions, idea and matter, anthropology and art. The possibility of a touch between anthropology and art allows for the avoidance of dichotomous tendencies of separation between art and anthropology, works and authors. The artistic process, viewed from anthropological positions, is the process of rise and resurrection of the artist as the author and his/her work as a particular value. The author has been legitimized in the world as a being that conceives different ideas and is able to express them in matter, while his work has been publicly presented as a true, human value without the predetermined exclusivity of belonging to someone. That man presents a value, the same as a work of art, implies that the importance of artwork has been recognized through anthropological laws, in the same way that the value of man has been recognized through art. The article focuses on the artistic process as an existential process opening a man towards another man and his world. So, art and anthropology eliminate the alienation tendencies of man to become an ontologically, metaphysically, aesthetically, existentially, and culturally closed being....

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