By Dougal Dixon
What unique creatures does the next day to come carry? Dougal Dixon's vintage paintings of speculative anthropology blends technological know-how and myth in a beautiful zoology of the future.
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Lard manufacturers) as well as from the literary and intellectual circles Roussel). g. 700 000. Although the Mission Dakar-Djibouti was not conceived in terms of a spectacle which might have had the effect of reducing its scientific legitimacy and lowering it to a popularist level of representation, it emphasized from beginning to end the spectacular in the various cultures it studied. Jamin claims that the notion of 'fait social total u introduced by Mauss and taught to his pupils Griaule, Schaeffner, and later Leiris, insisted on the way in which a society could transform itself into a spectacle through certain rituals.
One could assume that in studying the Dogon culture over a period of fifty years or more, he would be prepared to come to terms with his personal proximity as constitutive of the representation of Dogon life he offered. Yet however much Griaule insisted that the 'native" informants be made to 'act themselves', he equally emphasized the necessity for the anthropologist to maintain the role of stranger and cultural outsider, thereby denying any form of dialectic between them. 'Il en est plus honnête et plus net, plus habile aussi, pour le chercheur, de jouer son r6le dtranger.
Griaule was not content with the visual layout alone. Quite clearly what he was able to see could only be the overtly visible and distinguishable, and this suggested to him that there was an area of culture withheld from direct vision, hidden from observation, and essentially contained within language. Jean Jarnin claims there is a materiality attributed by Griaule to the hidden linguistic zones within a culture, and a belief on his part that it is only by systematically probing and undermining the utterances of the indigenous population that is j6ie able to remain sovereign with respect to the authenticity and relevance of the information gathered.