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Flânerie

  • Author(s): Parkes, Graham
  • et al.
Abstract

This six-and-a-half-minute video, Flânerie, is an audiovisual projection of a number of themes in Convolute M (“The Flâneur”) of Walter Benjamin's The Arcades Project, with a focus on the flâneur’s “kaleidoscopic consciousness” and experience of the crowd, as well as on the “colportage phenomenon of space.” It is one of nine chapters in a longer celebration and elaboration in digital video of Benjamin’s unfinished masterpiece, which is entitled Walter Benjamin’s Paris: Projecting the Arcades.

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