Anthropologifs @ Mabini Projects (April 6-May 5, 2018)

Some pieces from my Anthropologifs series are appearing at a group show curated by Kristofer Ardeña. The exhibit opens tomorrow at the Mabini Gallery in Manila. Text from the Gallery: /Conversations/Positions/ is a series of exhibitions guest-curated by artist-curators: artists who curate. MABINI PROJECTS invites artist-curators who are also part of collectives, artist-run- spaces, transitory spaces and … Continue reading Anthropologifs @ Mabini Projects (April 6-May 5, 2018)

Fedyuk, Olena. 2012. Images of Transnational Motherhood

Fedyuk, Olena. 2012. Images of Transnational Motherhood: The Role of Photographs in Measuring Time and Maintaining Connections between Ukraine and Italy. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 38(2):279-300. The author uses pictures exchanged between Ukrainian women migrants in Italy and their families back home as “primary media,” in an “attempt to break the analytical 'unit' … Continue reading Fedyuk, Olena. 2012. Images of Transnational Motherhood

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?” In, Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea. Rosalind Morris (ed.) Pp. 21-78. NY: Columbia University Press. Spivak writes that while Foucault and Deleuze were “great intellectuals,” their unmediated conversation (Intellectuals and Power 1972) revealed “certain kinds of convictions” – for instance, their … Continue reading Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2010. “Can the Subaltern Speak?”

Annotation: Marks, Laura. 2000. The Skin of the Film

Marks, Laura. 2000. The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses. Durham and London: Duke University Press. The book's title serves as a "metaphor to emphasize the way film signifies through its materiality", and it also suggests that vision is tactile (xi). The author argues that even though cinema is audiovisual in … Continue reading Annotation: Marks, Laura. 2000. The Skin of the Film

Annotation: Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film

Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film. Visual Anthropology Review, 11(2):77–82. Ruby contends that there is an "arrogance" in the anthropological paradigm of “see(ing) the world through the eyes of the native" (Malinowski 1922). He asks, "If anthropologists want to see the world through native eyes, why don't they simply watch … Continue reading Annotation: Ruby, Jay. 1995. The Moral Burden of Authorship In Ethnographic Film

Annotation: Naficy, Hamid. 2001. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking.

Naficy, Hamid. 2001. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. “Within every transnational culture beats the hearts of multiple displaced but situated cultures interacting with one another” (6). The author calls accented cinema the diasporic and exilic films which can be contrasted with dominant Western cinema. Accented films are “interstitial” … Continue reading Annotation: Naficy, Hamid. 2001. An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking.

Annotation: Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family

Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press. (Introduction and Chapter 12 by Patricia Pisters) The anthology discusses how different types of filmic media (the authors themselves use the broader term “visual media”) – film, documentaries, TV series, videos – (re)present the contemporary family, … Continue reading Annotation: Pisters, Patricia and Wim Staat. 2005. Shooting the Family

Annotation: Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography

Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography: A Prelude Towards Inquiries into Visual Anthropology in the Philippines. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society, 36(1/2):1-14 Visual anthropology remains marginal in the Philippines, and the article is written “to contribute to the groundwork for the mainstreaming of this field in the country” (2). The author uses the … Continue reading Annotation: Cañete, Aloysius Ma. L. 2008. Exploring Photography

Annotation: Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object

Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object. New York : Columbia University Press. The book discusses how anthropology has been defining/constructing the Other. The term denial of coevalness referstothe “persistent and systematic tendency to place the referent(s) of anthropology in a Time other than the present of the producer of … Continue reading Annotation: Fabian, Johannes. 1983. Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes its Object

Annotation: Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography

Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 14(1): 171–194. The article discusses three film projects which combine art and ethnographic methods: Michael Oppitz's work in the Himalayas called Shamans of the Blind Country (1978-81), which uses French structuralist forms of commentary and subtitles; Juan Downey's … Continue reading Annotation: Schneider, Arnd. 2008. Three Modes of Experimentation with Art and Ethnography