Victor Burgin's projection work, Belledonne (2016), which poignantly evokes the sanatorium in which Barthes lived for a number of years in his youth due to tuberculosis, is rendered in print in this chapter. The impossible panoramic views of this work along with the numerous inter-titles often using Barthes' beloved haiku form evoke a poetic imagining of life in the asylum where Barthes spent World War II. Scattered throughout the projection piece are allusions to Barthes' entire body of work while evoking the work being done to his body. The rendering of Belledonne offers a vivid visual preface to the 'zero degree' that pervades the book, and which beckons the exploration of a political aesthetic of 'zero degree seeing'
Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.