Traveling library 2024 – please expand

by | Jun 13, 2024 | 6: Summer course 2024, 6b Course resources 24 | 0 comments

This is a ‘traveling library’ intended to be a place where many different useful (but not all of them mandatory) references are collected; texts, artworks, films etc. Please expand and subsume your inputs under a theme (and create one if you wish)

Theme 1: Literature that discusses the connections between ethnography and arts: 

Sansi, R. (2015). Introduction: After the ethnographic turn. In Art, anthropology and the gift (pp. 1-19). Bloomsbury. 

Foster, H. (1996). The artist as ethnographer? In G. Marcus & F. Myers (Eds.), The traffic in culture. Refiguring art and anthropology (pp. 302-309). University of California Press. 

Rutten, K., van. Dienderen, A., & Soetaert, R. (2013, 2013/10/01). Revisiting the ethnographic turn in contemporary art. Critical Arts, 27(5), 459-473. 


Theme 2: What is ethnography – today?

If you’re unfamiliar with ethnography, a good place to start is here:

Doing Ethnography Today: Theories, Methods, Exercises
Elizabeth Campbell and Luke Eric Lassiter

Introduction to Critical Ethnography: Theory and Method

A Different Kind of Ethnography – Imagining and Walking
Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane

The concept of “Speaking nearby” (as proposed by Trinh T. Minh-Ha):

  • An article By Nancy Chen: “Speaking Nearby”: A conversation with Trinh T. Minh-Ha
  • A video (with a long introduction) where Minh-Ha speaks about the same topic. (Her talk starts after the introduction at 8.45)

Theme 3: Art – as encounters

Coumans, Anke: Art as encounter

Borello, M. H. (Ed.) (2015). Art as Social Practice: A critical investigation of works by Kenneth A. Balfelt.

Bishop, C. (2004). Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics. OCTOBER 100

Bourriaud, N. (1998). Relational aesthetics. Excerpt in C. Bishop PARTICIPATION

Theme 4: Pedagogy – as encounters

Freire, P., & Shor, I. (1987). What is the «dialogical method» of teaching? . The journal of education, 169(3), 11-31.

Anundsen, T. W., & Illeris, H. (2019). Inhabiting practice: Performative approaches to education and research as art. In A.-L. Østern & K. N. Knudsen (Eds.), Performative approaches in arts education: Artful teaching, learning, and research. Routledge.

Biesta, G. J. J. (2013). Creativity. Chapter one from The beautiful risk of education. Paradigm Publ.

Illeris, H. (2015) “Just Building”: Togetherness as Art and Education in a Copenhagen Neighborhood. Visual arts research 41(1)

Rogoff, I. (2007) Academy as potentiality.

Theme 5: Shared from lectures etc in Lesvos

…… to be expanded! 

Some readings and other material on research-creation methodologies, walking metholologies, posthuman feminist phenomenology and affect theory & methods

Truman & Shannon’s affective walking-composing project / available here 

Springgay, S., & Truman, S. E. (2019). Walking Methodologies in a More-Than-human World. Taylor & Francis Group. / available here

Manning, E. (2009). Relationscapes: Movement, art, philosophy. MIT Press. / available here

Neimanis, A. (2017). Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. Bloomsbury Academic. / available here

Mehrabi, T. (2018). Being intimate with flies: on affective methodologies and laboratory work. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, (1), 73–80. / full text available here

Pavel Prokopic’s work on affective cinema available here

[photo below: by P. Prokovi’s “Becoming Granular“] 


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