Sara Wiederkehr

Presentation

Sara Wiederkehr holds a degree in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a joint MA in Contemporary History from the Universidad de Zaragoza and the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and an MA in Media and Visual Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin.

Her previous works focused on the construction of social memories, on alternative narratives in social research, and on the use and role of visual images in war and social conflicts. For the past few years, Sara has been traveling to different places looking for spaces and expressions of daily resistance, and for the complexities of the everyday life of migrants. Her research has moved towards a reflection on the social and aesthetic value of the image in the contradictions of society. She is interested in developing visual narratives that explore perceptions and representations of social realities, by combining ethnographic theories and methodologies with visual anthropology.

Sara has developed research projects linked to the Colombian conflict, and to the tensions between artisanal fishing, local living, and the global market in Colombia and Costa Rica. Her visual work has been presented in Berlin and Bogotá.

Currently, she is developing her Ph.D. as part of the ERC Artivism project: “Art and Activism. Creativity and Performance as Subversive Form of Political Expression in Super- Diverse Cities”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Monika Salzbrunn, at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

 

Publications

“Migration, Political Art and Digitalization”. In: Frömming, Terry, Fox, Köhn (eds.) Digital Environments. Ethnographic Perspectives Across Global Online and Offline Spaces. Berlin: Transcripts. 2016.

 

Exhibitions

“We keep on dancing” Short Documentary.

Ethnocineca International Documentary Film Festival Vienna.

23 – 29 May, 2019. Vienna, Austria.

 

“Wetland stories: an ontological cartography” Audio-visual Installation.

German Anthropological Association Conference: Mediating senses of belonging. An

exhibition of practice-based projects in visual and media anthropology.

4 – 7 October, 2017. Berlin, Germany

 

“Wetland Stories”. Audio-visual Installation. Joint graduate exhibition “Spaces of perception”.

Media and Visual Anthropology, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

21 – 23 October, 2016. Berlin, Germany.

 

“Proyecto Mangle – Creating memories of the Colombian conflict”. Audio-visual Installation

10 ­–16 May, 2015. Art Gallery Ori Balboa. Berlin, Germany.

7 November, 2014. Art exhibition “Feeling about war”. Goldsmiths University. London, UK.

19 – 20 July, 2014. Rundgang MA Sound Studies. Universität der Künste Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

 

“Retratos del Bajo Sinú”. Photography. Joint exhibition “Retractus. Memorias Etno-Gráficas en Colombia”.

Obtura, Grupo de Estudios en Antropología Audiovisual. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

28 – 30 April,  2015. Cátedra Kapuściński. Universidad Central. Bogotá, Colombia

November, 2014. Claustro San Agustín. Bogotá, Colombia

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