Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Role of a Documentary

Having done some recent reading in class I am called to question the role of a documentary in the world of art. The role of recording history was described as being fiction in the article "Notes on Transformation," by Eleanor Antin. This calls into question what it means when we call this video a documentary. Can we call anything a documentary or are we stuck calling it a documentary because though is may be a fiction as she stated we have no other means of producing an accurate description of events?

1 comment:

Fungud said...

There may be different 'shades' of fiction. Possibly depending on intent. (?) By the way, you're a very brave guy and I loved 'the feature'.