Ultrasound of the Other - cinematographic and intersubjective imaging of “the martyr”

Ultrasound of the Other - cinematographic and intersubjective imaging of "the martyr" is an artistic research project (PhD in the Arts) that questions the relationship between the director and the Other in intersubjective documentary, with the focus on the Other as so called "bad guy". The field of tension that comes into existance, because the director tries to translate the point of view of the incomprehensible subject, is the wasteland for this investigation. The foundation of the cell promoting the controlled (de)radicalisation makes the topic transmissible: this research will be marked by the empathy for and the rationalization of the motives of the protagonist.

Preceding the real encounter with the Other, the development of a historical, philosphical frame of mind has to enable the director to take position in front of the subversive topic; the discourse is played off against the protagonists and their reality. This enables the director to identify with, in a controlled manner, the character`s way of thinking.

The distilled or reduced reality becomes transferrable by a formal and visual translation but this filmic interpretation confronts us with ethical issues and forces to take into account the agressivity that is specific to the selection.