Approach to Herzog’s Ecstatic Truth: Haptics, Bodily Empathy and Memory

  • Jingwen Chen The university of Edinburgh
Keywords: Haptic visuality, The Viewer Body, The Embodied Subject, Ecstatic truth, Affect in cinema,


Approached from a phenomenological perspective, this dissertation aims to develop a better understanding and stress the importance of haptic visuality, which renders critical implications related to the exploration and generate a fresh insight of the ‘ecstatic truth’. Based on the engagement with the sensuousness of Herzog's The land of silence and darkness (1971) 15, this paper interprets the haptic visuality, embodiment, and kinaesthetic empathy of Herzog’s documentary, thereby advancing the phenomenological understanding of “Ecstatic truth”.


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