FRANCESCO MARANO:

                                                  The poetics of reality in ethnographic filmmaking

Francesco Marano is an associate professor at the University of Basilicata, the editor-in-chief of the Visual Ethnography Journal (www.vejournal.org) and an author of internationally acclaimed ethnographic films.

As an academic, his research interests span from visual anthropology and relations between anthropology and contemporary art to auto-ethnographies and ethnographies of cooking and cultural identity. As an artist, he works across a plethora of different media (i.e. video-art, photographs, sound installations and paintings).

For more information go to http://www.francescomarano.info/


Lecture Abstract

Over the history the ethnographic filmmakers have adopted different cognitive approaches towards the realities and the cultures. Based on his researches, Francesco Marano distinguishes three main poetics expressed by ethnographic filmmakers: objectifying, subjectivated and enactive. Each poetic is the outcome of a specific relation between the filmmaker/camera and the reality. The presentation will be a combination of theoretical ideas and film excerpts.

Saturday, 20/10/2018 @ 15:00 – 16:00

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