Mimetic Exchange:
Michael Taussig on Juan Downey and Jean Rouch

Talk Documentation
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

In the second of a series of programs forming part of the Union Gaucha Productions survey, screenings of the films The Laughing Alligator by Juan Downey and Les Maîtres Fous (The Mad Masters) by Jean Rouch will be followed by a talk by anthropologist Michael Taussig.

This video recording documents the talk given by Taussig following screenings of the two films.

Michael Taussig (born 1940 in Sydney, Australia) is a Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. Taussig's most recent book is The Corn Wolf (2015), a collection of his writing that marries storytelling with theory, and analysis with ethnography. His previous books include Beauty and the Beast (2012), What Color is the Sacred? (2009), Walter Benjamin’s Grave (2006), My Cocaine Museum (2004), Magic of the State (1997), Mimesis and Alterity (1993), and The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America (1980), among many other publications.

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