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Against House Arrest

Against House Arrest

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter One Against House Arrest
Source:
The Heretical Archive
Author(s):
Domietta Torlasco
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.003.0001

By reading Sophie Calle’s mix-media installation Appointment and Bonvicini’s video installation Destroyed She Said, chapter one (“Against House Arrest”) questions the patrilineal logic of the psychoanalytic archive that Derrida ultimately reaffirms. The chapter ends by claiming these artworks as realizations of a psychoanalytic archive that takes Antigone rather than Oedipus as its point of departure.

Keywords:   Media, Arts, Film, Theory, Psychoanalysis, Jacques Derrida, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Antigone, Feminist theory, Agnès Varda

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