Reference : ‘WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LOST THE PAST?’ AGENCY, EXPRESSION AND SPECTACLE IN AMATEUR FIL...
Dissertations and theses : Doctoral thesis
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Multilingualism and Intercultural Studies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/31176
‘WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LOST THE PAST?’ AGENCY, EXPRESSION AND SPECTACLE IN AMATEUR FILMMAKING
English
Wecker, Danièle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
2017
University of Luxembourg, ​​Luxembourg
Docteur en Sciences Sociales
Kmec, Sonja mailto
Beugnet, Martine mailto
Priem, Karin mailto
Eberle, Thomas mailto
Lury, Karen mailto
Berthet, Frédéique mailto
[en] Amateur Filmmaking ; Phenomenology ; Spectacle ; Expression ; Agency
[en] The following thesis presents an examination of privately produced amateur films taken from the Amateur Film Archive in the Centre National d’Audiovisuel in Luxembourg. It analyzes how amateur films present a filmic world and examines specific notions of meaning generation without meta-data and original context. Rather than take amateur film as a homogenous genre or practice, this study concentrates on film language. The first part of the following two-fold engagement with these filmic worlds thus identifies the highly differentiated filmic modes that can be read from the images. A filmic mode is related to as a concomitance of style and choice in subject matter. Without original context, these films lose their most important means of meaning generation, namely the recollective narratives that are constructed by the intended audience in the viewing situation. This work operates from a basis of analysis that takes these images as remnants of a visual narration rather than in terms of recollective narratives. It operates from the very simple basis that what was filmed had significance for these filmmakers and how the camera was used can serve as illustration of underlying intentions and motivations—both intended and inadvertent. The first part of this study then focuses on the diversification within the images and reads concomitant cultural codifications that structure representational productions in the private and also analyzes film language as means of self-inscription and self-narration. The second part of this two-fold engagement explores filmic language in terms of a visualization of primordial signifying expression coming-into-being. It relates to amateur film and practice from a basis of primary Becoming rather than a fixed Being. This engagement extends to include the researcher and his/her own background as co-constitutive part of this process of primordial meaning coming-into-being. Film is related to as the opening of a filmic universe that presents its own structures and engagements and not as visualization of a profilmic world from the past.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/31176

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