We welcome you to the Con-text-ure series on experimental media and writing. As a sensuous archive of various experimental works including short films, performance, poetry, photography, sound constellations, and ethnographic writing, Con-text-ure aims to promote open-access scholarship while considering the disciplinary contributions of multi-modal work that often does not fit the standard of peer-reviewed publications.

Inquiries

For all inquiries related to the series, please contact the series organizers Andrés Romero ([email protected]) and Megan Gette ([email protected]).

Four Alleys

Four Alleys

Alley Knowing As Tim Dee (2015, 5) says in Four Fields, “what is extraordinary about them often seems familiar.” By them, Dee means fields and their natural and... More

Curing the Curio: On Montezemolo's Metalogues, Biocartography, and Mi-lieus

Curing the Curio: On Montezemolo's Metalogues, Biocartography, and Mi-lieus

We’ve curated three works by the artist and anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo into our Con-text-ure archive. As an exemplar of the soft methodological space bet... More

Jawn Theory

Jawn Theory

I dedicate this to Islan Nettles, Dominique “Rem'mie” Fells, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, and to every jawn, Black femme, trans and queer sibling, woman, and girl ... More

"Narcolombia"

"Narcolombia"

Part of the Narcoaesthetics project developing at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, X. Andrade and Esteban Borrero’s “Narcolombia” is a series of... More

Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

Ethnography as a Veil: An Ekphrasic and Acousmatic Approach to Flamenco

How can one do an ethnography of a “mysterious force” that celebrates human struggle? How can one convey an experience of the uncanny in Flamenco music? Far fro... More

Siena'ga

Siena'ga

Editors' NoteSiena’ga offers the home video as an ethnographic genre. A retrieval of family memories somewhere between Siena, Italy, and Ciénaga, Colombia, Sien... More

The Legal Doctor

The Legal Doctor

Editors' NoteThe Legal Doctor is an episode from Cristiana Giordano and Greg Pierotti’s Unstories—a performance play that thinks the ongoing migrant crisis in E... More

Blasted Cathedral

Blasted Cathedral

Artist Statement I am the shadow you erased, but I return to prove it is possible to be punished by the meeting point. This leaves an error of light where disgu... More

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Ethnographic Lesser Evils

Ni Mnyama pekee anaeruka,Yasemekana mchana haoni bali usiku,She is a creature of flight,Day-blind and night-sighted,If animals are mentioned at all in our ethno... More

The Force of Sonority

The Force of Sonority

July 15, 2018. Shores of the Canal Saint-Martin, Paris. It was the evening when France won the soccer world cup. The recording captures the hours before the eve... More