Saturday, July 19, 2008

Asi Nise Masa

Asi Nise Masa is derived from a children’s language game akin to pig Latin, ‘la lingua serpentina,’ whereby the nonsense morphemes “-si” and “-sa” are inserted into existing words, here into the Jungian archetype anima. The phrase is featured in Fellini’s 8 ½ [1963] as the key that unlocks Guido’s unconscious.

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