Critical Writing Index

Mad Priests and the Mimetic Faculty: Ethnographic Film, Post-Colonalism, and the (new) World Order.

by Scott MacKenzie

cine ACTION, 1994, no. 33, pp. 12-22

Toronto, Canada: CineAction, 1994

This article reexamines the binary debates between 'colonizer' and 'colonized' and 'self' and 'other', in order to explore the mimetic interchange that often plays itself out in culture, through film and video. The author addresses the question of mimesis, drawing on debates within anthropology and from visual ethnography, and explores the ethnographic videos of Vincent Carelli in this context.

ITEM 1994.044 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Video in the VillagesVincent Carelli

The Spirit of T.V.Vincent Carelli

Meeting Ancestors: the Zo'eVincent Carelli