L05
Re-imagining ethnography on and off the page

Convenors:
Lisa Stefanoff (University of New South Wales Art & Design)
Discussant:
Jennifer Deger (James Cook University)
Format:
Laboratories
Location:
STB 2, Science Teaching Building
Sessions:
Tuesday 3 December, 9:00-10:45

Short abstract:

A creative session welcoming participation from anyone who is experimenting with the aesthetic possibilities of ethnographic form in writing, on screens, in sound, performatively, solo, dialogically, collaboratively or in any other medium or mode of production, at any stage of their work.

Long abstract:

For over a decade the annual AAS conference has been a place for the sharing of screen, media, performance and other artful anthropological works that challenge audiences to rethink what anthropology can look, sound, read and feel like. This Lab turns this curatorial attention to artful and experimental ethnographic work emerging from within the society's own membership where ethnographic research methods and presentational praxis are entwined in a dynamic dance of mutual reshaping. The Lab will be a creative seminar space. It welcomes participation from anyone who is experimenting with the aesthetic possibilities of ethnographic form in writing, on screens, in sound, performatively, solo, dialogically, collaboratively or in any other medium or mode of production, at any stage of their work. Please subscribe early and provide an outline of your work and anything you'd like to share. The program of the Lab will be designed around your interests and offerings. We have scope for presentations of all kinds including screenings, listening experiences, readings of short texts, by authors or each other.