Transtopian moves: the rhizome in Jonas Carpignano s feature films Mediterranea (2015) and A Ciambra (2017)
Film comes to its fore as a cultural product, which frames social experiences, relations, and is constructed through these itself. Dealing with our current global and fluid so-ciety the analysis will focus on constructions of marginalized individuals who chal-lenge the viewers with their modulations and variations of identifications. Being ... (someone) evades the subject of becoming, which as an empty subject makes the po-tential of alternatives transparent and invites us to pursue lived connections, and not only in human-to-human relationships. Following Stuart Hall (1994), this is where a transtopian space is created, which not only collects and allows common knowledge, but also gives space to something new to emerge. The movies Mediterranea and A Ciambra by Jonas Carpignano show us a current picture of marginalized people as well as a rhizome of migration with line of flights.
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On_culture: the open journal for the study of culture 10 (2021)