The J-Spot

Poltorak, Mike (2013) The J-Spot. Video. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The J-Spot is a meditation on the volunteer experience at the No Mind festival in the intentional community of Ängsbacka, Sweden. Volunteers are key to the success of the week- long summer festival that attracts close to a thousand participants every year to many workshops and events celebrating personal growth. This experimental and collaborative documentary embraces the camera’s role in co-creating a shared visual anthropology. One cinematographic obstruction frames the desire for personal growth from a position of relative fixity. Most filming was from or featured The J Spot, the convivial central smoothie bar. The documentary aims to reconcile the divergent ethnographic and ethnofiction styles of MacDougall and Rouch. It is also a video response to a previous documentary made on the festival (Three Miles North of Molkom).

Item Type: Visual media
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Visual and Computational Anthropology
Depositing User: Mike Poltorak
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 13:03 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48171 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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