Penny Rafferty

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PublisherOnCurating.org2016
“We often have in mind the example that Brecht uses to describe the interval, the suspended time where in the middle of a play on stage the actors aren’t playing – so they are no longer actors – and the spectators don’t have anything to watch – so they are no longer spectators, it is a very beautiful picture of a moment of de-subjectivization, a small human strike.” Originating in Viktor Shklovsky’s analysis of Russian formalism, ostranenie describes the strategy of estrangement – the moment in an artwork that briefly overturns the sense that things have always been as they seem. ...

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