Political Science, Cultural Analysis, Philosophy
Memorial Multistability: The Parallax View on Transformative 'Yugoslav Art' from Post-Yugoslav Context
First year's research confronted a model of Kippbilder to the parallax view (Žižek). Thinking in a parallax way means to grasp the irreducible tension between different fields but also within the research object itself. It will focus on the theoretical procedures in works of Marx (object of capital), Benjamin (temporality) and Ranciere (politics and aestehtics). Then we proceeded to specific analysis of partisan memorial sites and partisan poetry from WWII. Against nostalgic glorification of good old times and against depicting Yugoslavia as totalitarian gloom, the analysis strives to show how different artworks articulated a much more complex political narrative and symbolic imagery of Yugoslav adventure. The second year will focus on the partisan films from WWII (counterarchive) and confront it with films on partisan that became the dominant genre film platform in Yugoslavia. We will address the question how, if at all was it possible to formalize or memorialize the Yugoslav revolution (rupture)?