Prof. Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, Department of Social Anthropology, will participate at the Colloque from the ISSR on Tuesday, Mai 9th, 2023.
Thinking Epistemologies with the Moving Image: Time, Ethics and Restitution
This presentation advances a number of provocations to creatively expand epistemological practice at the intersections of visual anthropology, film, art practice and ethnography. In particular, I shall be discussing director Andrey Tarkovsky’s notion of ‘sculpting in time’ (1986), his distinct way of materially recreating memory, and contemporary media artist Yongseok Oh’s expansion of the frame of memory in his Classic series (2009/2010). Finally, Rubén Guzman’s experimental essay film The Noise of Time (2022) explores the ethically problematic deeds of an early 20th-century anthropologist involved in anthropological investigations and excavations on indigenous territory in Argentina; deeds that have to be redeemed in the spiritual world and ultimately ask for restitution.