My Culture, I Perform It, I Can Change It: Film, Audience and Cultural Critique

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In this article I analyze how filming and screening rituals and other cultural performances can contribute to a process of distancing and reflection for all people
involved—anthropologists, filmmakers, performers and participants. In particular I
address the question as to whether such use of the camera can contribute to cultural critique, here defined as a mode of inquiry and reflection that involves the
development of new concepts to grasp and influence what is emerging in the present. I argue that the use of audiovisual media is a strong method to create spaces for critical reflection and dialogue, which is a precondition for cultural critique.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVisual Anthropology
Pages (from-to)318-335
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2018

    Research areas

  • visual anthropology, cultural critique, feedback, Papua New Guinea

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