The Topography of the Oedipus Complex: The Documenta Installation Crossroad

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Resumé

The case is George Hadjimichalis' Documenta 14 installation Crossroad. The Crossroad
Where Oedipus Killed Laius. A Description and History of the Journey from Thebes to
Corinth, Delphi, and the Return to Thebes (1990–95/1997). The approach of the article is
location studies from the angle of psychogeography (Coverley), Situationism and geocriticism
(Westphal). These theories are applied to the Greek landscapes as rendered in George
Hadjimichalis' artistic textualization of the route in his multimedia installation. Crossroad has
multiple sources. The article casts light on the topographical nature of the Oedipus conflict and its
cultural history, including not only the landscape and its route as they exist today, but also as they
are figured in Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex, and as they are thematized in Sigmund Freud's The
Interpretation of Dreams.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPsyArt
Vol/bind23
Sider (fra-til)187-201
Antal sider15
ISSN1088-5870
StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2019

Emneord

  • Installation
  • Location Studies
  • Oedipus
  • Documenta
  • Psychogeography
  • Geocriticism

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