Expanded Visions: A New Anthropology of the Moving Image
In this book, Arnd Schneider argues for a new anthropology of the moving image, bringing together a significant range of essays on time-based media in the contemporary arts and anthropology.
Arnd Schneider builds on recent attempts to develop more experimental formats and engages with debates on epistemologies of ethnography, relational aesthetics, materiality, sensory ethnography, and observational and participatory cinema.
He critically revisits Baudrillard’s idea of the simulacrum and the hyperreal, engages with new media theory, and elaborates on the potential of the Writing Culture critique for moving image practices bordering art and anthropology.
Schneider further engages with film production ethnography and the current decolonial debate.
This work will be essential reading for anybody working across the fields of visual anthropology, film and media studies and visual studies.