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A close and unbreachable distance : witnessing everything and nothing.

Harker, C. (2007) 'A close and unbreachable distance : witnessing everything and nothing.', ACME : an international e-journal for critical geographies., 6 (1). pp. 51-72.

Abstract

This paper began life as my attempt to bear witness to untitled part 1: everything and nothing, a videotape made by Vancouver based artist Jayce Salloum. However, in doing (or attempting to do) this, I found myself bearing witness to a great deal more. Because in approaching Salloum’s tape, I couldn’t help but encounter Soha Bechara, the ostensible ‘subject’ of the piece. And meeting Soha also meant coming across Lebanon, albeit an always-already partial version. Working my way through these entanglements, I dwell on intimacy as a form of relating, and the proliferation of subjectivities that everything and nothing enacts. And in recounting the intricate spatial formation that developed as a result of this process, I also want to argue that enactments of witnessing are both inherently geographical and affectively charged.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This article is made available under a Creative Commons 'Attribution/Non-Commercial/No Derivative Works' licence. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.acme-journal.org/Volume6-1.htm
Record Created:06 Nov 2009 12:05
Last Modified:29 Nov 2011 16:57

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