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This graphic tale takes place among a group of six passengers from the Diamond Princess — a cruise ship which formed a COVID-19 cluster in the beginning of 2020 — who meet later in the city of Yokohama, Japan. They need to discuss a collective condition: a mental communication between them, which they don’t know whether it can be attributed to the treatment they received or to the original illness. The main references for this graphic tale are the movies El ángel exterminador (1962) and Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972), both written and directed by Luís Buñuel. The movies, immersed in a surrealist atmosphere created by the relationships between the characters, bring elements to the script that were observed at the Diamond Princess, such as people held up in a location by an “invisible force,” a sense of broken communication, and the spread of misleading information. These are some issues that we now have to face during the pandemic: a combined breakdown and continuous flow of (mis)communication which challenges the referential framework of the world we inhabit, outsourcing reflexive power onto international bodies (such as the WHO), social media (through biographical text and video), or the reader.

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Figure 1: Prologue, Diamond Princess II

Figure 1: Prologue, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 2: Plate 1, Diamond Princess II

Figure 2: Plate 1, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 3: Plate 2, Diamond Princess II

Figure 3: Plate 2, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 4: Plate 3, Diamond Princess II

Figure 4: Plate 3, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 5: Plate 4, Diamond Princess II

Figure 5: Plate 4, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 6: Plate 5, Diamond Princess II

Figure 6: Plate 5, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 7: Plate 6, Diamond Princess II

Figure 7: Plate 6, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 8: Plate 7, Diamond Princess II

Figure 8: Plate 7, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 9: Plate 8, Diamond Princess II

Figure 9: Plate 8, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 10: Plate 9, Diamond Princess II

Figure 10: Plate 9, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 11: Plate 10, Diamond Princess II

Figure 11: Plate 10, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 12: Plate 11, Diamond Princess II

Figure 12: Plate 11, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 13: Plate 12, Diamond Princess II

Figure 13: Plate 12, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 14: Plate 13, Diamond Princess II

Figure 14: Plate 13, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 15: Plate 14, Diamond Princess II

Figure 15: Plate 14, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 16: Plate 15, Diamond Princess II

Figure 16: Plate 15, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 17: Plate 16, Diamond Princess II

Figure 17: Plate 16, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

Figure 18: References, Diamond Princess II

Figure 18: References, Diamond Princess II

Credits: Amine Barbuda.

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Bibliography

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Floriênski, Pavel. A Perspectiva inversa. São Paulo: Ed. 34, 2012.

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Nietzsche, Friedrich. O Nascimento da tragédia ou helenismo e pessimismo. São Paulo: Companhia Das Letras, 2007.

Movies

Short Cuts. Altman, Robert, dir. Fine Line Features. USA, 1993. 188mn.

Magnolia. Anderson, Paul Thomas, dir. New Line Cinema. USA, 1999. 188mn.

El ángel exterminador. Buñuel, Luís dir. Mexico, 1962. 93mn.

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie. Buñuel, Luís dir. 20th Fentury Fox. France, 1972. 102mn.

Gojira. Honda Ishiro. Toho Films. Japan, 1954. 98mn.

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List of illustrations

Title Figure 1: Prologue, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 2: Plate 1, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 3: Plate 2, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 4: Plate 3, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 5: Plate 4, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 6: Plate 5, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 7: Plate 6, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 8: Plate 7, Diamond Princess II
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Title Figure 9: Plate 8, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 10: Plate 9, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 11: Plate 10, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 12: Plate 11, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 13: Plate 12, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 14: Plate 13, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 15: Plate 14, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 16: Plate 15, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 17: Plate 16, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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Title Figure 18: References, Diamond Princess II
Credits Credits: Amine Barbuda.
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References

Electronic reference

Amine Barbuda, Diamond Princess IIAngles [Online], 12 | 2021, Online since 01 May 2021, connection on 13 June 2021. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/angles/3580; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/angles.3580

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About the author

Amine Barbuda

Amine Barbuda is a Brazilian painter, designer, scenographer, architect and urban planner. A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia, Barbuda also holds a Master’s degree in contemporary urban processes from the same institution. She studies graphic narratives in several languages, graphic novels in different techniques, and painting, especially oil painting. Recently, the artist launched two studies involving dance, performance, composition and painting. See:

http://lattes.cnpq.br/4019471909117612

https://amine.com.br/

https://linktr.ee/AmineBarbuda

https://www.instagram.com/aminebarbuda/

https://p55.com.br/produto/metodos-frankenstein-para-a-criacao-de-uma-barbie/

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Copyright

Licence Creative Commons
Angles est mise à disposition selon les termes de la Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

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