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Fictioning the Landscape

O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2018. Fictioning the Landscape. Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, 5(1), ISSN 2053-9320 [Article]

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In this brief article, I want to look at a particular form of what David Burrows and I call fictioning when this names, in part, the deliberate imbrication of an apparent reality with other narratives. The form I have in mind is what has become known as the film-essay, or what Stewart Home calls, in his foreword to the third of my examples below, the ‘docufiction’ (Home 2011: 3). The latter operates on a porous border between fact and fiction, but also, in the particular articulation I am concerned with, between fiction and theory and, at times, the personal and political. It is an increasingly popular genre in contemporary art practice. In what follows, I will be especially concerned with how the docufiction can involve a presentation of landscape, broadly construed, alongside the instantiation of a complex and layered temporality which itself involves the foregrounding of different pasts and possible futures. Fictioning also refers to the way in which these other space-times need to be performed in some way, for example with a journey through or to some other place as in a pilgrimage.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/20539320.2018.1460114

Keywords:

Film-essay, Docufiction, Fictioning, Landscape

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
9 March 2018Accepted
31 May 2018Published

Item ID:

23307

Date Deposited:

09 May 2018 14:40

Last Modified:

29 Nov 2018 12:21

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23307

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