TEXTS THE DOCUMENT AS AN INTERVENTION

With Texts – The Document as an Intervention Tore Vagn Lid argues for a differentiated understanding of the documentary. Exemplifying from his own Allmenrausch – A Radio Hearing (2011), and drawing links to both 1920s colliding views on documentation and “classical” 1880s naturalism, he problematize a dualistic, simplified view of artistic manipulation and documentary. Arguing against claims that documentarism is out-dated he writes:

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