Jorge Moreno, anthropologist and filmmaker expert in memory and repression, reflects about the film Libertad on how audiovisual anthropology can face the use of materials from the past, a complex exercise that involves both thinking the cinematographic language and the interpretation of sensitive materials or the limits of representation.
“The control exerted by concepts in the analysis of reality when we write a text is not transferable to film language. “Closing of concept” does not work well with “opening by film” […] The interesting thing about this dialogue is precisely to understand that the marriage of anthropology and cinema works in the sense that concept is renounced and context embraced; those situations that, selected cinematographically, remind us that one of the ways to produce knowledge in this discipline lies in offering a place from which to look at reality”. Continue reading
We published the rapporteurships and reflections that emerged from the last Laav_18 Meetings, in which we deal with a common Museum-University space for research and creation.
Relatorías. Elena Sánchez Nagore, Coral Bullón, Zoe Hernández and Pablo Coca.
Meetings Laav_2018. Museums and University: research on a hybrid space. Lorenzo Bordonaro.
The submerged part of the iceberg. Audiovisual Education between the museum and the university. Javier Fernández Vázquez.
Practicing experimentation linked to audiovisual anthropology.
Sara Sama Acedo.
The new issue of Concreta, the research journal about image, dedicated to the project Cine por venir (“Cinema to come”), includes an article about Laav_: An experience of creation and social research in the educational department of a contemporary art museum. An image of the latest production of La Rara troupe, La humana perfecta, illustrates the cover. The presentation of the journal takes place on Thursday November 29 at the Filmoteca of Valencia, with Pere Portabella, Nuria Enguita Mayo (Concreta), Sonia Martínez (Cine por venir) and Sofía Asencio (Sociedad Doctor Alonso).
After screening at the Ethnographic Film Festival of Ecuador (Quito), Alcances (Cádiz), La Cabina (Valencia), LAN- Audiovisual Festival Obrero (Bilbao) and Etnovideográfica (Zamora), you can watch the film on Filmin platform.
LAAV_ 18 Meeting. Museums and University. Researching in an hibrid area.
November 23 – 24, 2018.
Meetings to think about the possible relationships between the University and the Museum, with the intention of imagining a common space, open to experimentation and citizen participation.
Access to the program and the documentation of the meetings.
Contradictory fragments collected in the ruins of visual anthropology. A lucid and critical reflection of the Portuguese anthropologist and filmmaker Gonçalo Mota, with whom we continue a collective construction project about the possibilities / impossibilities of audiovisual anthropology.
On Tuesday 8 May, we participate in Encuentros Sociología Ordinaria (Medialab-Prado, Madrid) with “Comunidades, audiovisual e investigación experimental; una experiencia de antropología y arte” (Communities, audiovisual and experimental research; an anthropological experience and art”. The slogan of the meetings this year is “We do it and we shall see”, an emotional tribute to the essence of Sociología Ordinaria, with the objective of breaking the academic walls, including other voices and experiences.