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Co-producing video performances across the Black Atlantic : an approach to participatory research-creation

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Gruber, Valerie V. V.:
Co-producing video performances across the Black Atlantic : an approach to participatory research-creation.
Event: VAD 2022 "Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives" (Conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany) , 07.-10.Jun. 2022 , Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

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Moral Geographies of Re-Existence: Socio-cultural Practices and Visions of a Good Life in Afro-descendant Communities in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil) and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
EXC 2052/1 – 390713894

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

Logocentric approaches to knowledge production can hardly address traumatic experiences such as the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans. Video performances are a fruitful way to explore and exchange such embodied knowledges and collective memories, passing them on to future generations. This presentation gives insight into a participatory research-creation process developed with Afro-diasporic artists and community actors from Brazil, Colombia and Mozambique. We will show fragments of transdisciplinary video performances produced during the Covid-19 pandemic. They provide a means for personal and collective reflection and transcontinental collaboration at the intersection of artistic research and socially engaged art. This approach offers an important opportunity to connect diverse actors from both shores of “The Black Atlantic” (Gilroy, 1993). We will discuss the shifting roles between academic researchers and co-creators of knowledge from different socio-spatial contexts and artistic fields such as music, dance and poetry. Thereby, we will gauge the possibilities and limitations of transformation emerging from a co-creation of artistic/academic knowledges based on communal practices, joint reflections and mutual learning.

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Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Social and Population Geography
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > EXC 2052 - Africa Multiple: Afrikastudien neu gestalten
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
700 Arts and recreation > 700 Arts
900 History and geography
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 08:00
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 08:00