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]).

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

The File Story

The File Story

When certain forms of text and interview constitute captivity, the visual can offer fracture lines; unexpected openings and departures. Multimodal presentation ... More

Con-text-ure

Con-text-ure

We welcome you to Con-text-ure, a series on experimental media and writing. The word Con-text-ure is borrowed from the book Culture/Contexture: Explorations in ... More

Underpass

Underpass

The body is part of the external world, continuous with it. In fact, it is just as much part of nature as anything else there—a river, or a mountain, or a cloud... More

Re-sounding Movements

Re-sounding Movements

In the event of Re-sounding Movements, drawing resonates across the vital spaces of the in-between, attempting to capture the felt vitality of passages forming ... More