Praktiken des Inkarnierens Nachstellen, Verkörpern, Einverleiben

Author(s): Muhle, Maria


Just as the theological notion of incarnation, the media-aesthetic term ›embodiment‹ implies a transition from an immaterial principle to something genuinely material. Aesthetic embodiments are increasingly discussed un- der the keyword ›reenactment,‹ which aims to re-experience a historical situation and thus make it more accessible. Reenactments, how- ever, do not have to be bound exclusively to such a logic of identity; instead, they can also produce excessive, hypermimetic effects, as can be shown with reference to the obsession rituals of the Hauka and their cinematic adaptation in Les Maîtres Fous by Jean Rouch.

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Muhle, Maria: Praktiken des Inkarnierens Nachstellen, Verkörpern, Einverleiben. In: ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, Jg. 8 (2017), Nr. 1, S. 123-137. DOI:
 author = {Muhle, Maria},
 title = {Praktiken des Inkarnierens Nachstellen, Verkörpern, Einverleiben},
 year = 2017,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 8,
 address = {Hamburg},
 journal = {ZMK Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung},
 number = 1,
 pages = {123--137},
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