Visual media program
All delegates were invited to enjoy this year’s Visual Media Program. The program featured a selection of diverse and powerful works, ranging from films, immersive and interactive sensory environments, photo essays, graphic art, stop-motion pictures, digital animation, and shadow puppetry techniques.
These experimental visual, sound and haptic media works made tangible the ongoing impacts of colonialism on embodied experience, the survivance of alternate ontologies in urban and beyond-urban spaces, displacement, ecological destruction, truth and deception (Canada and Australia). They captured small moments of the unexpected encountered during field research (Morocco), journey with the rhythm of farming work on Country (Australia’s Far North), and witness the cessation of community-making, seasonal building practices and bamboo foresting through ‘modernisation’ (Cambodia).
Evoking critical and emotional responses in the viewer in and of themselves, these creative collaborations were also directly or indirectly linked to sessions and could thus be engaged with further in conversation with their makers. Anthropological relation-making through non-traditional media was explored in the Curatorium Lab L02 “Epistemic attunements: curating anthropology's new forms”.
Ute Eickelkamp & Sophie Chao, program curators
The Bamboo Bridge was discussed in the roundtable RT05 “The Bamboo Bridge: film discussion and roundtable on documentaries and research practice”.
The work of Sensory Entanglements was discussed in the panel P12b “Hierarchies of the senses”.
Short films by Michif interdisciplinary artist Amanda “Spotted Fawn” Strong
ANSA Visual Ethnography Competition 2020 winners
The 2021 winners were announced during P22 ANSA Visual Ethnography Competition – 2020 & 2021 Showcase.