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Workshop: Techniques of Videographic Entanglement

Convenors: Johannes Binotto (Lucerne School of Art and Design/University of Zurich) and Ben Spatz (University of Huddersfield)

Exploring connections between and across videographic film criticism, performance studies, and artistic research, this workshop asks how we might reconceive audiovisual material as connective tissue, linking people and practices, rather than (only) end products for publication. How do different types of audiovisual material create different kinds of linkages between scholars and practitioners? From a broad perspective, what different kinds of relation exist between modes of production and modes of dissemination? What are the ethics of politics of video, not just as a form of art and scholarship, but as a material force and channel that entangles bodies together across time and space? In this workshop we will introduce specific techniques of “videographic entanglement,” based on our own research practices, and discuss the ethics and politics of such entanglements.

We ask participants to consider the following questions in advance:

  • How do different types of audiovisual material create different kinds of entanglement across time and space?
  • What are the ethics and politics of these entanglements?
  • How can videographic thought and criticism be undertaken collaboratively?

Suggested readings and viewings:

• Johannes Binotto. “Practices of Viewing” (2021)

• Journal of Embodied Research 4.2: Special issue of illuminated video (2021)

• Ben Spatz. “Artistic Research and the Queer Prophetic.” Text and Performance Quarterly 41.1-2 (2021): 81-105. DOI: 10.1080/10462937.2021.1908585