Tag Archives: globalization

Documentary Uncertainty

Within a structure that resembles an itinerary, with an introduction as check in and section headings outlining three different potential departure plans, T.J. Demos sets out, in The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis, to chart the relationship between art, documentary, and a post-1989 global economy… [Read More…]

Transversal Practices

A Shiite imam asks strategic questions of a Maronite Christian to determine the grounds for reciprocal discussion in Beirut; a priest in the villas miserias of Buenos Aires doubts his faith in the shadow of a popular liberation theologist assassinated during the Dirty War; Pastor Christine, a Congolese trader, mixes commerce with divine deliverance establishing temporary parishes among traveling merchants… These are snap shots from the extensive research project, Global Prayers, in which academics and artists through workshops and field research endeavored to learn over a number of years the mutual influence between religion and the functional spaces of modern cities. [Read More…]