What is the soul?
How does the soul relate to the self,
a) historically (post-Christian Modern Era, Romanticism) ?
b) in the contemporary context (Individualism, mediatized reality, neo religions, ecology and nostalgia)?
Is the concept of the soul still relevant? Can it be salvaged? Is there still room for something intangible, or ineffable about the mind? What remains of what was once considered the seat of the deepest human emotions ? Has science and modern psychology dispelled all of these old ghosts, or do we still care for a degree of unknown related to the self at its extremities.
What are the tangible manifestations of the soul?
What part does suffering play in the connection between the soul and body?
What happens when the internal world surpasses the external reality, in cases such as madness, alienation, subjugation, melancholia?
What are other possible metaphors to materialize the invisible part of the self? For instance, can the intangible be measured, compared, evaluated ? What is its weight against the material world?
Anette Baldauf & Aras Ozgun
Rits Film School Jan 2011
Scientific discipline in part of sociology
TRUTH and documentaries & ethnography
1) Borat to Foucault (Borat’s other interview? date service and Neil Armstrong?)
2) Birth of orginal ethnography – colonization
3) Ethnography applied – visual ethnography
4) Experiemntal Ethnographic films 60’s- 80’s, 80’s- today, post colonization. What is reality? What is truth?
5) The Power of The Faux
The quote below is from Franco Berardi’s book The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy (Semiotext(e)2009)
“The soul is the clinamen* of the body. It is how it falls, and what makes it fall in with other bodies. The soul is its gravity. This tendency for certain bodies to fall in with other is what constitutes a world.
The soul does not lie beneath the skin. It is the angle of this swerve and what then holds these bodies together. It spaces bodies, rather than hiding within them; it is among them, their consistency, the affinity they have for one another. It is what they share in common: neither form, nor some thing, but a rhythm, a certain way of vibrating, a resonance. Frequency, tuning or tone.”