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 editors Andrés Romero ([email protected]) and Megan Gette ([email protected]).

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Out of the Ordinary: A Review of The Hundreds

Perhaps a theory orders the world; perhaps poetry disrupts it . . . Perhaps The Hundreds (Duke University Press, 2019)—Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart’s col... More

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

Anthropological Film Fragments from Early Twentieth-Century Mexico: A Curatorial Problem

What if we approached our pedagogical and scholarly engagements with ethnographic cinemas as a series of curatorial exercises in seeing, as a practice of second... More

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

Media, Images, and the Expressive Arts at AAA/CASCA 2019

The American Anthropology Association and the Canadian Anthropology Society will co-host their yearly national conference in Vancouver, Canada, from November 20... 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

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

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

Frontextos: A Way of Thinking

I began my FRONTEXTOS project (frontexto is a blend of frontera and texto, border/text) on New Year’s Day of 2018. At first, it had to do with commitment. I mad... More

Crowds

Crowds

Elias Canetti on crowds and Gaston Bachelard on fire inform this montage of images and sounds in downtown Lima’s semi-legal market of Mesa Redonda featuring den... More

Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

Verse Journal of the Kashmir Siege

On August 4, 2019, my Whatsapp lit with a luminous photograph of the shrine of medieval era Muslim saint Hazrat Amir Kabir. Popularly called Khankah, the shrine... More