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Derrida, la cécité et les "arts du visible". Une perspective philosophique sur les représentations artistiques du handicap

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to determine what a philosophical approach, the one that Jacques Derrida uses on blindness in his Memoirs of the Blind, can bring to Cultural Disability Studies. Using some of the paintings and drawings reproduced in this 1990 work, the present study first intends to show that, for Derrida, it is a particular way of considering the mutism of visual art works that leads to seeing or imagining, in those that show blind people, representations of blindness that have in common to make it a powerlessness. This paper then analyses how, for the philosopher, these same works can be approached by virtue of a second way of considering their mutism, and thus read as giving rise to the idea of a completely different kind of blindness, understood this time as a power that is highly resistant to the narratives that, in history, have made it an powerlessness. Finally, he proposes to complement this way of reading pictorial images of blindness with Stiker's theorized "Reversal scheme" and the "neo-historicism" applied by Snyder and Mitchell to artistic representations of disability
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Marion Chottin, Camille Noûs. Derrida, la cécité et les "arts du visible". Une perspective philosophique sur les représentations artistiques du handicap. Alter, European Journal of Disability research, Elsevier, 2021, 15 (3), p. 249-261. ⟨hal-03098793⟩

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