Discussion The politics of seeing - a dialogue between dance and anthropology as part of Crossing Borders 2010
Reflecting on their parallel trajectories, former dancer Miranda Pennell and anthropologist Massimiliano Mollona consider dance as a way of understanding people, and anthropology as performance. They will discuss the reasons they both employ using film as a space for reflecting critically on their own practices, considering issues such as the relationships between consciousness and process, choreography and agency, and appearance and meaning.
Massimiliano Mollona teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His interests focus on the anthropology of work, class and politics and on visual anthropology and film. He has done extensive fieldwork in Europe and Brazil and is currently involved in several film projects in Brazil.