Ariane Zaytzeff - Performance of Testimony and Role of the Witness

Performance of Testimony and Role of the Witness 

Ariane Zaytzeff 

The link between the spectator and the witness is multi-layered. What is the relationship between witnessing and spectatorship? Using what might appear to be a simplistic approach, one could try to decide whether the relationship is one of equivalence or of opposition. Either they are two different words with the same meaning or they differ in their very essence. Though this vision can sometimes be relevant, some nuances have to be introduced. The path between the witness and the spectator is not unidirectional and it includes many steps. One can take all the steps or stop anywhere in between, go one way or move back and forth.

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Dernière mise à jour : ( 22-08-2009 )