Start Datum & Uhrzeit: 11.11.21 / 9.00
Ort: MediaDock

Documentary practices drawing on current discussions on decoloniality, often driven by the visual arts, question the role of the camera, the violence of the gaze, and the narratives supported by the produced images.

Work Session – Decolonising Documentary Practices

11. / 12. / 13. November.2021

The work session Decolonising Documentary Practices proposes animality and animism as potential conceptual vectors towards a radical reconsideration of documentary methods. How can the representation of animals in relation to humans and context be conceived with regard to an increasingly topological reality? What does an animated camera generate? Who is witnessing who?

The work session is part of the research project «De-Doc: Decolonizing Documentary Film Methods in Artistic Research» and is linked to an upcoming project on the global crisis for donkeys in collaboration with HDK Valand of Gothenburg University. It is intended as ground work for a continuous open discussion on issues of decoloniality and animality in documentary art practices. 

Participants: Sanskriti Chattopadhyay, Maia Gusberti, Ronny Hardliz, Thomas Knüsel, Jyoti Mistry, Gian-Andri Toendury.

Documentation of the work session will make the outcomes accessible to peers for further research.

Autor: teammediadock