Since the 1990s there has been an increase in the use of documentary materials in film and visual arts (Nash, “Reality in the Age of Aesthetics,” 2008), of which the animated documentary is a recent development. The diverse uses of documentary materials give rise to epistemological debates regarding representational instability of “truth,” subjective accounts of events, interpretation, and fantasy. Bringing into this discussion ideas originating in D. W. Winnicott’s psychoanalytic theory about transitional phenomena highlights the potency of the animated documentary in contemporary visual culture.
|Title of host publication||Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline|
|Editors||James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Alicia Chester, Maureen Burns, Joel Kuennen|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2012|