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WIP: Space Invaders on Film School Sets: Participatory Photo Story, Embodied Subjectivities...

When: Monday, April 12 // 3-4:30 PM

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The Works-in-Progress (WIP) Workshop Series presents:


Space Invaders on Film School Sets: Participatory Photo Story, Embodied Subjectivities, and White-Masculine Spaces - with Dr. Tracy Ying-Zhang, co-presented with Whitney Norceide.



In this workshop, Dr. Tracy Ying Zhang and Whitney Norceide will discuss a research project on gender and university-based film production education within an intersectional feminist framework. Specifically, they will examine several ethical and methodological issues that emerged as Zhang, Norceide and ten other women film production students were co-creating a collection of digital photo stories. They will demonstrate that the participatory visual research method exposes overlooked sites of cultural production in film school. Importantly, photo stories about student filmmakers’ movie sets offer rich insights into the socio-spatial politics and students’ performative responses to the somatic norms in film production training.


About WIP: The workshop series is meant to showcase new and developing projects by members of the Fine Arts graduate community (and special guests from beyond the faculty), creating a space for interdisciplinary critique and feedback. Encouraging the engagement of workshop participants, the emphasis is on research methodologies and future directions. We aim to create a space for alternative methodologies and practices, investigating research trends in the humanities such as visual anthropology, digital ethnography, field recording and sound experiments, approaches to information technologies, and other on the ground research practices. Workshops will be flexible and structured according to the necessities of the project. Workshop leaders are invited to pre-circulate reading materials and introduce multimedia aspects of their projects to accompany their presentations. However, other forms of workshop organization are welcome in order to fulfill the mandate of in-progress, emergent research.



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