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La Place of the Subject
Shot in the “Panier”, Marseille's rapidly changing historical center that, despite its strong character, has no administrative existence, this film questions the notion of what it is “to live in”: one’s neighbourhood, one’s city, one’s language.
Concerned with such themes as “the abrupt of the real”, and the poetic and political resonances of the word “habitation” (from exile to abiding, from renovation to expulsion), The Place of the Subject interweaves a plurality of discourses inviting us to combat what the philosopher Alain Badiou calls “the corruption of language by identity”, and to “experience one’s own strangeness.”
Alt(r)a Voce received a broadcast grant from Department 13 for the English version of this film in 2011.
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