P26c - Empirical art (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 60min

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Panel 26c - Empirical art: Filmmaking for fieldwork in practice | Between description and analysis

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.


  • Becoming a mother, becoming an ethnographic filmmaker. Performativity and identity making in feminist visual ethnography as emotional thick description
    Author: Rosie Reed Hillman (UWE University of Lincoln)

  • Visualizing love and desire: Personal and national vulnerabilities at the Chinese Russian border
    Author: Elena Barabantseva (University of Manchester)

  • The Potentiality of Form: Essayistic modes in the making of an ethnographic documentary
    Authors: Michaela Schäuble (University of Bern), Anja Dreschke (University of Duesseldorf)

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom on Thursday 25 March, 13:00 - 13:50 UTC. Find the papers’ abstracts and a link to join the live discussion here.

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