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Tadeusz Kantor as 'Hunger Artist' in the 'Poor Room of the Imagination'
(Studia Universitatis Babeş–Bolyai Dramatica: Theatre, Film, Media, 2012-03)
In a story by Franz Kafka, a caged man endures hunger as a public spectacle, an act of self-starvation antithetical to life. The attraction lies in taking life to the precipice of extinction. In witnessing the diminishing ...
Kantor's 'Poor Object' as Icon of Truth
(The Institut International de la Marionnette in partnership with the research group RIRRA 21 (University Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3), 2012)
In a 1980 address Jacques Derrida characterised the problematic of representation as a ʻsendingʼ or ʻdispatchʼ—as envoi of truth. For Derrida the appearance of the envoi is not separate from that which it represents. Such ...