(Română) LE MASQUE, UN ORGANE ARTIFICIEL?

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

An important part of the contemporary creation placed the mask at the center of its preoccupations. From Claude Cahun’s travesties, to Cindy Sherman’s masquerades, via Gillian Wearing’s silicon masks or Patrick Tosani rigidified pants, everything seems to indicate a constant and ever renewed interest in the meanings of this object, be it on a archetypical, symbolic or transgressive level. However, one might wonder about this « return » to this canonical figure, from where the notions of « person » and « self » originate (Mauss, 1968). The study of the Greek prosôpon and the Latin persona shows a paradoxical aspect: indeed, the mask is, not …


(Română) LA FICTION DIOGÉNIQUE ET BURLESQUE DE DASSOUCY : UN ESPACE DE MENTIR-VRAI

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Dassoucy’s self-journey in Adventures plays with the autobiographical concept and pleads for justification of unfair persecution. Using masks, it assumes self representation through the diogenic posture of an author favoring the ambiguous and oblique expression of a deceitful intimate reality which cannot be told in straightforward fashion. Its cynical and buffoon fiction thus creates a true lie dimension. Beyond the apparent falsity of the pretense of veracity in the autobiographical agreement, the obliqueness of the detour final aim is to confer genuine self expression