Public Lecture: Fiamma Montezemolo
Mon, February 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM • Conference Room 5.118, Student Activity Center (SAC), The University of Texas at Austin
The Intermedia Workshop (with support from the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Mexican American Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies) presents, Fiamma Montezemolo. Montezemolo will discuss her work as an ethnographer and as an artist working on the U.S.-Mexico border. In her presentation, Montezemolo will attempt to 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.
Visit the following URL for more information on the Intermedia Workshop: http://metafactory.ca/intermediaworkshop/2014/01/borderline-ethnography/