Cornelia Lund will explain her current research on audiovisual documentary performances, a practice that combines elements of documentary cinema with live audiovisual performance. With sound and images performed live and in real time, these performances create an approach to documentary that challenges the viewing and listening habits shaped by traditional, linear or narrative documentary structures. Lund will discuss how audiovisual documentary performances can be situated within theoretical discourses and documentary practices, including live audiovisual performance, expanded cinema, and a newly developed focus on the senses in cinema studies in general. Finally, she will ask how these performances relate to the larger context of cinematic and performative approaches sharing similar aesthetic concerns, for example works by the Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL), founded at Harvard University in 2006.
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