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Giving Account – Reports, Ethnographies and Ethno-Fictions.

Giving Account – Reports, Ethnographies and Ethno-Fictions.
  

“Giving Account” – Reports, Ethnographies and Ethno-Fictions.

1 day workshop for Post Graduate students, all welcome.

“The conjunction of ‘The Documentary Turn’ in contemporary arts practice with the importance of informal information flows concerning urgent events and small-scale life narratives around the globe — have made it imperative to re-examine the means by which information circulates.

How can we deconstruct the hyperbolic speech of ’emergency’ on the one hand, while giving credence to the minor gestures and quotidian affects of its lived realities ? is a central question in trying to account for the textures of the world we inhabit. The myriad formal and generic languages which cross between news media, ethnographic practices, documentarism, and emergent fictionalisations within arts practices, have been able to capture the multi-modal global polyphony in which we all live. In essence, they have collapsed the distinctions between ‘over here’ and ‘over there’ by producing a visual, narrative account of the prevalence of ‘an always, already here’ in which we are embedded.

This workshop focuses on the intersections between Visual Anthropology, documentary filmmaking, artistic practice and cultural theory. The workshop is set up together with the Visual Anthropology program and will provide a platform for a discussion between Visual Culture, cultural Anthropology and will look forward to the MA in ‘Global Arts’ which will begin in the Department next year.

Location: Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building
Department: Visual Cultures
Time: 20 May 2011, 10:30 – 17:30


SPEAKERS:
ROGER SANSI-ROCA (VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY, GOLDSMITHS & BARCELONA)
MARCUS COATES (VISUAL ARTIST, LONDON)
NICOLE WOLF, (VISUAL CULTURES, GOLDSMITHS)
MAO MOLLONA (ANTHROPOLOGY, GOLDSMITHS)
MODERATOR:
IRIT ROGOFF (VISUAL CULTURES, GOLDSMITHS


  
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