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  • Additional notes on ethnography: experimental ethnographySM4134 Visual Ethnography & Creative Intervention

    September 28, 2007Linda Lai

  • Experimental ethnography

    Surrealist ethnography

    Resisting the closuresof realist representatione.g. Luis Bunuels portrayal of the horror of colonial culture

  • Documentary before documentaryBody as main attractionEadweard MuybridgeVisibility / sensations / commodification of the body transformed by new technologyEthnotopias of Early CinemaNotions of travel in early actuality filmsPlaying primitiveReturning to early cinema works to build linkage with contemporary society

  • The undisciplined gazeZoology, pornography, ethnographyChallenging and breaking down the techniques of masteryContainmentVoyeurisme.g. Su Friedrichs Hide and Seek (1996)

    Framing people: structural film revisitedFormal minimalismFixed StarePanopticonic effectsTension created between viewer and viewede.g. Chantel Akerman

  • Other realitiesEcstatic ethnography: filming possession ritualsMaya Deren, Jean Rouch, Bill ViolaTrance dancePure visual knowledgeDiscourse of the subjectivity of othersFound footage as ethnographyBruce Conner, the Archive Project, Abigail ChildHistoriography of radical memoryFocus on single image, single bodies, single gesturesA sign/index of cultural loss of memory (amnesia)

  • Auto-ethnography: journeys of the selfPredecessor: Personal cinemaDiary filmmaking (Jonas Mekas, Chris Marker)Trajectories:Auto-biography self-representation politicizing the personal***emphasis on the micropolitics of everyday life; subjectivity is inscribed

    representation subjectivity experience cultural history

  • TrajectoriesFrom:a paradigm of lost and vanishing culturesRepresentation of other culturesTo:a paradigm of cultural transformationDiscourse of culture in representationVideos fast disseminationVideos capability for preserving and restoring,Fragmentation, recombination, colorizationVideos accessibility (home, public)

  • Experimental Ethnography

    Experimental ethnography involves, above all, dismantling the universalist impulse of realist aesthetics into a clash of voices, cultures, bodies, and language. (p. xvii)

  • Reference:

    Russell, Catherine 1999: Experimental Ethnography: the work of film in the age of video. Duke University Press, Durham and London.

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