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]).

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

Ethnocine: Hay Betl7em هاي بيت لحم

Ethnocine: Hay Betl7em هاي بيت لحم

We close out curating some of the works from Ethnocine Collective by showcasing two episodes from Laura Menchaca Ruiz and Khader U. Handal's Hay Betl7em (2018–2... More

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

Ethnocine: Get By

Ethnocine: Get By

The riveting and melodic sounds of the people’s chant inaugurate the opening scene. “Fighting for justice (fighting for justice), and a living wage (and a livin... More

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Blur. As the camera moves in and out of focus, we linger in the blur, in the opaque space of subjectivity in motion. When the image comes into focus, we find ou... More

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