Visual and New Media Review

Visual and New Media Review is a multimedia forum for expanding the boundaries of academic and artistic engagement. Working at the intersections of anthropology, contemporary art, media, sound and film studies, and the digital humanities, the section seeks to sustain dialogues among these kindred pursuits and to provide a platform for experimental and innovative work, as well as critical assessment and reviews of scholarship, film, and visual culture.

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Questions and proposals for guest posts can be sent to section editor Megan Gette ([email protected]).

In Whose Name?

In Whose Name?

This series was solicited and composed by Sander Hölsgens, and went through an internal graduate student peer review process prior to publication. Hölsgens' res... More

Limbo

Limbo

Somewhere amid the high-Andes mist, floating above the plane of signification, where all but one toponym is offered (the mythic El Putumayo), dust particles bea... More

The Postcard Series: Rescripting Visual Codes

The Postcard Series: Rescripting Visual Codes

Postcards of nineteenth-century Caribbean geographies and subjugated peoples comprise a medium of domination through which colonial figures constructed themselv... More

#SOSColombia: Dispatches and Reflections from El Paro Nacional / #SOSColombia: Comunicados y reflexiones desde el paro nacional

#SOSColombia: Dispatches and Reflections from El Paro Nacional / #SOSColombia: Comunicados y reflexiones desde el paro nacional

(Con traducción al español) This series is centered on the immediacy of the dispatch genre amid the political unrest and instability that characterizes the ongo... More

A Political Passion Play: Review of The New Gospel

A Political Passion Play: Review of The New Gospel

Passion plays are theatrical reenactments of the suffering of Jesus Christ: his trial, the Stations of the Cross, and finally, the crucifixion on Calvary, outsi... More

Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams

Wutharr, Saltwater Dreams

After a busted motorboat spark plug leaves members of the Karrabing Collective stranded near the place of the saltwater Dreaming, police show up at their home w... More

Life After Catastrophe: Review of Dylda/Beanpole

Life After Catastrophe: Review of Dylda/Beanpole

Dylda (2019) by Kantemir Balagov is a film about human struggle to conceive a life amid ruins, left behind by war. It is also about the ambivalent meanings and ... More

Trembling Mountain

Trembling Mountain

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Gyalpo chants in a low vibration, twisting and smoothing the beads on his mala, touching them to his ... More

Castaway Man

Castaway Man

Perhaps the best place to start with Kesang Tseten’s Castaway Man (2015) is with its final scene—with grainy archival footage of a man burying a time capsule in... More

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Who Will Be a Gurkha

Kesang Tseten’s Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) is a corporeal film full of movement, exertion, physicality, and masculine energy. The film follows the archaic sele... More