Anthropology and Art Practice

Anthropology and Art Practice

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Anthropology and Art Practice takes an innovative look at new experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between the arts and anthropology. This practice-based and visual work can be characterised as 'art-ethnography'. In engaging with the concerns of both fields, this cutting-edge study tackles current issues such as the role of the artist in collaborative work, and the political uses of documentary. The book focuses on key works from artists and anthropologists that engage with 'art-ethnography' and investigates the processes and strategies behind their creation and exhibition.

The book highlights the work of a new generation of practitioners in this hybrid field, such as Anthony Luvera, Kathryn Ramey, Brad Butler and Karen Mizra, Kate Hennessy and Jennifer Deger, who work in a diverse range of media - including film, photography, sound and performance. Anthropology and Art Practice suggests a series of radical challenges to assumptions made on both sides of the art/anthropology divide and is intended to inspire further dialogue and provide essential reading for a wide range of students and practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857851802
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/19/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Arnd Schneider is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Christopher Wright is a lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK where he teaches visual anthropology.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Arnd Schneider & Christopher Wright
Agit-kino: Iteration No.2 - Craig Campbell, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Entrada Prohibida (Forbidden Entry) - Juan Orrantia, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
In Conversation with Christopher Wright - Anthony Luvera, Independent Australian Artsist, Writer and Educator based in London, UK
Traversing Art Practices and Anthropology: Notes on Ambiguity and Epistemological Uncertainty - Thera Mjaaland, Independent Photographer and Social Anthropologist, Norway
Surgery Lessons - Christina Lammer, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
A Word is Not Always Just a Word, Sometimes It is an Image - Kathryn Ramey, Emerson College, USA
Out of Hand: Reflections on Elsewhereness - Robert Willim, Lund University, Sweden
On Collections and Collectivity - Brad Butler & Karen Mizr, Independent Artists and Filmmakers, UK
In Conversation with Christopher Wright - Raul Ortega Ayala, Independent Artist, Mexico
In-between - Jennifer Deger, The Australian National University, Australia
An Imaginary Line: Active Pass to IR9 - Kate Hennesey, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Dancing in the Abyss - Living with Liminality - Ruth Jones, Artist and Curator based in Wales, UK
In Conversation with Helen Lundbye Petersen - Yvette Brackman, Independent Artist, Denmark
With(In) Each Other: Sensorial Practices in Recent Audiovisual Work - Laurent Van Lancker, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
In Praise of Slow Motion - Caterina Pasqualino, researcher, CNRS/LAIOS, France
Sky-larks: an Exploration of a Collaboration Between Art, Anthropology and Science - Rupert Cox, University of Manchester, UK & Andrew Carlyle, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK

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Anthropology and Art Practice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O.o omg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were some unnecessary parts. If this story is about GrayPaw, then the ceremonies for all those other kits weren't ideal. Besides that, great job, buddeh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much better than the prologue, but by the elements f the chapters very nature, it was rather repetitive. I like the ending though. Good twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name nightwing.age why bother.description white and cream tabby with blue eyes.personality sweet and nice but fiesty
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Name~Sage <p> Age~9 moons <p> Appearance~Light brown she-cat with bright green eyes and slightly darker brown tabby stripes <p> Does~Fights off the fox but is seriously wounded and mes great freinds with Darkpaw in the med-den
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg, thank you guys SO MUCH for writing those awesome reviews! You guys are awesome! It means a lot to me to see that! And if you want, you can request for your character to be in my story. :) luv ya! ~ Scarlet &#9788 <p> Graykit padded out of the nursery behind Thistlekit, Darkkit, Redkit, and Ashkit, shivering with excitement. She was about to become an apprentice! The nursery queen, Clovermoon, herded the kits to the bottom of the High Rock, their pelts gleaming in the morning sun. Dewstar, the leader, jumped on top of the High Rock, cleared his throat, and began. "Today is a very special day for five certain kits." He mewed loudly, his green eyes trained on the kits. "Redkit, Ashkit, Darkkit, Thistlekit, and Graykit, you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. Redkit, from this day on, until you recieve your warrior name, you will be known as Redpaw. Your mentor will be Smokepelt. I hope he will pass down all he knows on to you. Smokepelt, come forward." The pale gray tom stepped forward. "Smokepelt, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You have recieved excellent training from Adderfang, and you have shown yourself to be bold and loyal. You will be the mentor of Redpaw, and I expect you to pass down all you know to her." Smokepelt touched noses with Redpaw. "Redpaw! Redpaw!" The clan chanted. Dewstar waited for the cats to be quiet before continuing. <br> "Ashkit, you have reached the age of six moons, and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day on, until you recieve your warrior name, you will be known as Ashpaw. Your mentor will be Hawkwing. I hope he will pass down all he knows on to you. Hawkwing, please come forward." The young warrior stepped forward. "Hawkwing, you are ready to take on an apprentice. You have recieved excellent training from Blackshadow, and you have show yourself to be brave and fearless. You will be the mentor of Ashpaw, and I expect you to pass down all you know to him." Hawkwing touched noses with Ashpaw. "Ashpaw! Ashpaw!" The clan cheered. Dewstar continued the ceremony like this until it was over. Darkkit had become Darkpaw and recieved the mentor of Coalblaze, the medicine cat, Thistlekit had become Thistlepaw and recieved the mentor of Sunspirit, and Graykit had become Graypaw and recieved the mentor of Merrygaze. <br> After the ceremony, Graypaw padded over to Merrygaze. "Congratulations!" He mewed. Graypaw knew Merrygaze fairly well, and had talked to him often as a kit. The light brown tom gestured with his white-tipped tail for her to follow him. He led her out of the camp and to a dusty clearing. "This is the Training Hollow, where most of you battle and hunting training will be." He mewed. The tom suddenly stopped, looking around frantically. "What is it?" Graypaw asked him. His green eyes reflected his fear. "Fox!" He whispered. "Go, hurry back to camp and get Dewstar!" She nodded and dashed into the forest and back to camp. <p> Sorry, another cliffhanger! Luv em! But i hope this was long enough! Thank for reading and reviewing! ~ Scarlet &#9788