PERFORMANCE OF AFFECTS AND IMITATION OF EMOTIONS: A STUDY ON BABIS MAKRIDIS'S PITY FILM
According to Gabriel De Tarde, from the moment a person is born, she/he creates her own behavior by imitating those around her/his. Tarde, in his book "Laws of Imitation", which was published in a new edition in 1903; He mentions the importance of imitation and invention by saying "Everything socially is an invention or imitation, the relationship between the two is like the relationship between mountain and river" (Tarde, 1890 (Tarde, ] , p. 3). Moreover, in the same work, he once again
... entions the social importance of imitation by saying "In order for an invention to be considered an invention, it must be imitable". Therefore, while creating human identity, which is a social being, it creates itself by feeding on the environment, people around it, literature and art. With the invention of cinema, this situation continues intensely by noticing the characteristics of movie characters and trying to resemble them. This process of imitation is also effective in the formation of the behaviors and therefore the emotions that come out with them. As the human being is also affected by the culture and historical processes she/he is in, she/he tries to create her/his own individuality within differences and samenesses. The article will discuss the performance and imitations of emotions based on Babis Makridis' film Oiktos (Zavallı, Babis Makridis, 2018), which has been in the current called 'Greek Strange Wave' in recent years, and will try to examine the film through Brauch Spinoza's concepts of affect and question the possibility of Ulus Baker's proposal for a sociology of emotions.. The questions of how human emotions are formed and how emotional behaviors are shaped will be asked through the anonymous main hero of the film and answers will be sought.