Michael Taussig

Australia

Michael Taussig (Columbia University NYC). "I am a writer and anthropologist who has written on slavery, shamanism and death squads in Colombia. My book “On mimesis and Alterity” (1993) is a study of magic in relation to Walter Benjamin's theory of mimesis in the colonial and post colonial conditions. My book “Defacement” (1999) is a study of the sacredness of violence in relation to secrecy, or what I call "the public secret." At present I am writing a book on colour in relation to colonialism".

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/anthropology/fac-bios/taussig/faculty.html

Lecture Michael Taussig: “Mimetic Excess”
Michael Taussig, Arxius OVNI. 2006. Spain. vo English, Spanish. 60’