Changing my keyboard for a camera I: Losing control

As a sociologist I perceive the omnipresence of my possible research subjects as a boon and ban at the same time: No matter if I’m watching advertisement spots, dancing in a night-club or listening to a discussion in the bus, my sociological brain hardly stops analyzing, categorizing, questioning and criticizing, what’s going on. That’s great … Continue reading Changing my keyboard for a camera I: Losing control

Why the man with a movie camera needs a movie camera

The silent documentary film “Man with a Movie Camera” directed by Dziga Vertov can be interpreted as an experimental attempt to show the “reality” of a Soviet city. The film shows one day in an (ideal) Soviet city from sunrise to sunset, focusing on everyday life there. The movie is worth seeing especially because of … Continue reading Why the man with a movie camera needs a movie camera

Watching “Nanook of the North” with innocent eyes

The evening I watched Nanook of the North, Budapest showed itself from its cold and harsh side and there was nothing I wanted more than spending a relaxed evening on the couch of my apartment. A friend came over to join me. While drinking homemade chai and eating chocolate we decided to watch a movie. … Continue reading Watching “Nanook of the North” with innocent eyes