Platform for Research through the Arts and Sciences

link: Burning Images Project Page
supervisors: Frank van Vree (UvA), Mia Lerm-Hayes (UvA), Gabrielle Schleijpen (DAI)
How does this archaic form of protest, performed with and on images, function in the context of contemporary globalized news media? Starting with visual forms of research, namely collecting, close reading, and image montage, the research leads into areas where anthropology, performance studies, iconology, philosophy and political theory overlap. Investigated are the roots, histories, and expressions of the practice in contemporary political conflicts as well as the characteristics, aesthetics, and effects of the practice on the social and political formations of the involved communities. The dissertation will consist of two discursive narratives that complement each other: a largely linear text and a spatial montages of images with its own non-linear logic.
partners: Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem