Art and Anthropology, Revisited
In this library, which may expand in future times, we reflect back on an event which took place in 1997 and has had various repercussions, also influencing current thinking and practice in performance ethnography and digital culture in the north and south.
Artists in Trance
New Methodologies in the work with the Other
Digital Cultures lab curator Johannes Birringer was part of the Artists in Trance event as a film maker/documentarian; he also collaborates with Abdel Hernández San Juan on the production of this on-line publication of the critical writings of Hernández
These reference pages contain some unique writings on art and anthropology published here the first time.
for the spanish or english versions of the writings, go to
For a program of Artists in Trance and the themes of the workshop, click here.
For visual and literary evocations, go to Fernando Calzadilla
The Market From Here > click here
References to other Publications
Arnd Schneider and Christopher Wright, eds., Contemporary Art and Anthropology, Oxford and New York: Berg, 2006.
Rosanna Albertini, ed., Technological Rituals. Stories from the Annenberg Dialogues. Los Angeles: Annenberg Center for Communications, 1999.
Alphonso Lingis, Body Transformations: Evolutions and Atavisms in Culture. London: Routledge, 2005.
Coco Fusco, Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas. New
York: Routledge, 2000.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy, London: Routledge, 2005.
José Gil, Metamorphoses of the Body. Trans. Stephen Muecke. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1998.
Hal Foster, The Return of the Real: The Avant-Garde at the End of the Century. Cambridge, 1996
René T. Lysloff, and Leslie C. Gay, Jr. : Music and Technoculture. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ, Press, 2003.
Olu Taiwo, "Music, Art and Movement among the Yoruba,"
in: Graham Harvey, ed., Indigenous Religions, Oxford: Cassell, 2000.
Olu Taiwo, "The Return Beat" in: John Wood, ed., The Virtual Embodied: Practices, Theories and the New Technologies. London: Routledge, 1998.
Harvey Graham, ed., Readings in Indigenous Religions. London: Continuum, 2002
Ann Dils & Ann Cooper Albright, eds., Moving History/Dancing Cultures: A Dance History Reader. Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2001.
Helen Thomas, Dance, Modernity and Culture: Explorations in the Sociology
Marta E. Savigliano, Tango and the Political Economy of Passion. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.
Margaret Thompson Drewal, Yoruba Ritual: Performers, Play, Agency. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1992.
Sally Ann Ness, Body, Movement, and Culture. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
Barbara Browning, Samba: Resistance in Motion. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press. 1996.
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