Inscribing the body

Witnessing raises questions of truth and trust, Hazra immediately suggests when the interview starts. The moment one says, ‘I witnessed it’, you are kind of inscribing your body in the process.

That is why in an earlier timeframe the camera image was seen as having a certain indexicality to truth, because you would have had to have been there - to be a witness- to have been able to film it. This brings up questions around knowledge and the body and how to approach what we understand as knowledge. The classical hard empirical approach is that knowledge is only true knowledge when it is experienced though your own sense organs, but in our present context our relationship with knowledge formations is immensely mediated through multiple layers of intervention.