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An Endless Theatre

the convergence of contemporary art and anthropology in observational cinema

Wednesday 6th March 1:30 - 5:30pm


The Old Infirmary (Geography Department)

1 Drummond Street - Room 2.13

Edinburgh, EH8 9XP


Under what conditions can contemporary art and anthropology be said to be on, in Arnd Schneider’s words, “speaking terms”?


The screening event An Endless Theatre, will address this broad question through an exploration of how film stands as a transdisciplinary terrain that overlaps the discrete practices of the artist and the anthropologist alike and will include the screening of film and video works by Rosalind Nashashibi (UK) Karen Cunningham (UK) Geoffrey Farmer (Canada) John Smith (UK) Sterling Ruby (US) Jean Rouch (France) and Edward S. Curtis (US)


Additional commentary and discussion will be led by social anthropologists Lotte Hoek (University of Edinburgh) and Richard Baxstrom (University of Edinburgh)


The event is FREE but spaces are limited – please follow the link to eventbrite to reserve a place:


Funding for the event has been provided by the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

Freshers 2013