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Jan Švankmajer, surrealism and dark ecology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Cinema Studies.
2017 (English)In: Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, ISSN 1756-9575, no 42, p. 68-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines depictions of animals in films by the contemporary Czech surrealist artist Jan Švankmajer. Švankmajer works in extension of a rich surrealist tradition of questioning anthropocentrism and human exceptionalism. Through intermedial comparisons with his creation of imaginary animals in collage and assemblage, the article argues that Švankmajer’s animation of natural history specimens, pieces of animal flesh, and imaginary animal assemblages unsettle ingrained conceptions of taxonomy and animal agency. Creating new connections across the animal, mineral, and vegetable kingdoms, Švankmajer’s films evoke Timothy Morton’s notion of dark ecology with its assertion that ecological interconnectedness is a decidedly weird phenomenon.

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2017. no 42, p. 68-81
Keywords [en]
surrealism, ecology, natural history, Timothy Morton, animal studies
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Studies on Film
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Cinema Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149283OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-149283DiVA, id: diva2:1160261
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Med fantasin mot antropocentrismen: Djur i surrealismen
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Swedish Research Council, 2016-01196Available from: 2017-11-25 Created: 2017-11-25 Last updated: 2018-02-12Bibliographically approved

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