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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Lecture: "Fiamma Montezemolo: Borderline Ethnography"

Mon, February 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • SAC 5.118

Artist and anthropologist Fiamma Montezemolo will reflect on the trans-disciplinary and trans-methodological aspects of her work on the U.S.-Mexico border.  She will discuss how her work straddles various registers of the ‘border’ concept and the multiple forms this work has taken over the years.  Montezemolo frames the border in geopolitical terms with a particular emphasis on her fieldwork experience between Tijuana and San Diego; in cultural and metaphorical terms with a specific focus on the different modes of representation in, alongside, and beyond the geopolitical border; in assemblage and montage terms as an interplay of visual and discursive strategies in order to make sense of Tijuana, a city that has been hailed as the laboratory of post-modernity; in aesthetic and formal terms through her academic writing, experimental ethnographies, and video-installations at the threshold between art and anthropology; and finally, in affective terms that explore the potentialities and the limits of the border as a complex structure of feeling.

For more information on this and other events featuring Fiamma Montezemolo, visit Intermedia Workshop.

Sponsored by: Intermedia Workshop; Department of Anthropology; LLILAS Benson; CMAS

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