P26d - Empirical art (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 26d - Empirical art: Filmmaking for fieldwork in practice | Transformative potentials

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.

Papers:

  • ‘Don’t go there with an open body!’ Thoughts on the surplus of the ethnographic self
    Author: Mattijs van de Port (University of Amsterdam)

  • At an attentive distance: The limits of observational filmmaking in a place of closeness and sorrow
    Author: Rossella Schillaci (UT Austin Colab - Nova University of Lisbon, University of Texas at Austin)

  • Fail we may, sail we must: filmmaking for fieldwork as personal discovery
    Author: Andy Lawrence (University of Manchester)

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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