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28 & 29.10 - Symposium: Exploring the relation between ethnography and contemporary arts

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 — A selection of partners from Brussels and Ghent join hands for a two-day symposium about the relation between anthropology and contemporary (audio)visual art and the many forms in which art can present itself today. We zoom in on our hyper-diverse society in which different generations, age groups, communities and people with different habits live together. In what way does art connect these generations and communities—on a journey through time and across borders? We introduce a series of artist talks by international makers and offer time to view their work. How does one capture people, communities and evolving landscapes on camera with respect and integrity? What does it mean to ‘do’ anthropology in a time of superdiversity?

Beeld © Alexis Destoop, Kairos, 2009-2012 

28 & 29.10 – 10:00 - 17:30
€20/day - €35/2 days (lunch included) - Register via tickets@beursschouwburg.be

Organised by SoundImage Culture (SIC)KASK-School of Arts GhentBeursschouwburgUGentPlatform 0090LUCA School of Arts - campus Sint-Lukas BrusselsArgos - Centre for Art and Media and deBuren.

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Programme

Wednesday 28.10

  • 9:30-10:00 - Registration & Coffee
  • 10:00-10:00 - Introduction colloquium and overview Day 1
  • 10:00-12:00 -  Opening lecture Genevieve Yue (Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York) - "Documentary’s Outsides: Scenes of Encounter in Contemporary Ethnographic Film". 
  • 12:00-13:30 - Lunch + Expo at Beursschouwburg: Observations - Meggy Rustamova - read more
  • 13:30-15:15 - Performativity (panel discussion + screenings) Alexis Destoop Britt Hatzius - Angela Olga Anderson
  • 15:15-15:30 - Coffee
  • 15:30-17:15: Identity (panel discussion + screenings) Mekhitar GarabedianMeggy RustamovaPieter Geenen. 
  • 18u-21u: Nocturne at Argos: Pieter Geenen - This land is my land. This land is your land + Opening: Koen Theys & Gülsün Karamustafa - Mystic Transport - read more


Thursday 29.10

  • 9:30-10:00 - Registration & Coffee
  • 10:00-10:15 - Introduction colloquium and overview Day 2
  • 10:15-11:45 - Opening lecture Leora Farber (Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, University of Johannesburg) - "Beyond the ethnographic turn: (re)-conceptualisations of, and approaches to, selfhood and otherness in the Dis-Location/Re-Location project"
  • 12:00-13:00 - Lunch + Expo at Beursschouwburg: Observations - Meggy Rustamova  - read more
  • 13:30-15:15 - Storytelling - Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzales Monroy - Eleonore de Montesquiou - Wapke Feenstra
  • 15:15-15:30 - Coffee
  • 15:30-17:15 - SoundImageCulture as Practice. Presentation of projects and output of the artistic workspace SIC
  • 17:15-17:45 - Closing remarks
  • 17:45-19:00 - Closing reception