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]).

Ethnocine

Ethnocine

We welcome you back to the Screening Room series. What does decolonial and intersectional feminism as a filmmaking practice look, sound, and feel like? What can... More

Becoming Sensor in the Planthroposcene: An Interview with Natasha Myers

Becoming Sensor in the Planthroposcene: An Interview with Natasha Myers

Situated at the intersection of anthropology, art, ecology, and activism, Becoming Sensor is a research-creation collaboration between filmmaker and dancer Ayel... 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

Book Forum: A Possible Anthropology

Book Forum: A Possible Anthropology

This book forum invites a group of anthropologists to reckon with Anand Pandian's A Possible Anthropology: Methods for Uneasy Times (Duke University Press, 2019... 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

Swim Lesson

Swim Lesson

I looked down, seized by panic as the strange thought hit me that swimming was actually some sort of miracle and there was no good reason why I wouldn’t just si... 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

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

The Porosity of Film: A Review of Yi Cui’s Of Shadows

Distributor Icarus Films writes that Yi Cui's Of Shadows (2016) juxtaposes “the rural and the urban, the grassroot and the official, the state and the local, th... 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