P26b - Empirical art (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 26b - Empirical art: Filmmaking for fieldwork in practice | Ethics of engagement

Convenors: Andy Lawrence (University of Manchester), Martha-Cecilia Dietrich (University of Amsterdam), Angélica Cabezas Pino (University of Sussex)

Chair: Peter I. Crawford (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Short abstract: This panel looks at the modes and impacts of ethnographic filmmaking across the disciplines. We seek to explore how methodological approaches and filmmaking techniques create interpretative spaces through which audiences actively contribute to re-imaginations of complex realities.


  • Looking Away. Ethics and Empathy in Collaborative Filmmaking in Argentina
    Author: Eva van Roekel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Negotiating controversy: Understanding sexuality and desire in Japanese shotacon subculture
    Author: Karl Andersson (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • The art of collaborative research: I, You and We in critical proximity
    Author: Angélica Cabezas Pino (University of Sussex)

  • The political opponent in our lens - reflections on filmmaking and anthropology
    Author: Christine Moderbacher (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle)

Find the papers’ abstracts here.

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.

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