Philosophische Fakultät

Media and Politics in the Global South - Wellbeing and Subjectivity in Visual Cultures, Archives, Press and Television

Wednesday, 29 July, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (India) / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Germany) / 11:00 am - 13:00 pm (Brazil) / 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Mexico)

Conference Panel with:

Sarojini Lewis (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Alternative Interpretations of Indian Indentured Labour Migration

Claudia Ferrer (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México): The "sons of TV" rising up against TV. Video-art in Mexico across the 1970s

Fabio Agra (Universidade Federal Fluminense): Forced displacement and its categorization by the press: corroborating the idea of cloistered societies

Ariane Diniz Holzbach (Universidade Federal Fluminense): What is at stake in the happy endings of TV cartoons aimed at children?

Moderation by Maria José Prieto  (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Biographies of Speakers

Sarojini Lewis

Sarojini Lewis (NL, 1984) has a background in visual studies and fine art with a specialization in archival photography, video art and book arts, she is currently working as a researcher, artist and curator. Besides her research during the PhD in JNU (India), in her visual work and curated projects, there is a fascination with history, both of the landscape, the city, the environment and its user. What would unite them, what kind of view is there, on what is it focused? Repetitive elements in her visual research are photographs of objects, people, migration and moments that reveal forgotten situations and function as visual traces and fragments creating narratives leading to new perspectives.

Participated in several projects of the Goethe Institut in (2018-2015), Curation project in Social Science Institut GB Pant in Allahabad(2018), Kochi Biennale (2016) several international exhibition such as in Museum Escravidão e Liberdade in Brazil and Museum for Contemporary Art Tent in Rotterdam(2018). Work is collected in several Book Art Collection such as in the Tate Britain and British Library. 

Claudia Ferrer Mariano

Claudia Ferrer Mariano (Mexico, 1983) has a degree in Communication Sciences, a master in Art History (with a minor in Curatorial Studies) and she is a PhD candidate in Art History (with a minor in Film Studies) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her research is focused on video art, media, curatorial practices and cultural politics during the seventies in Latin America. Currently her work converges between cultural management, public relations and teaching.

Fábio Ferreira Agra

Fábio Ferreira Agra is a Ph.D candidate at Federal Fluminense University and has developed researches concerning borders, immigration and media. He has a master degree in Letters: Culture, Education and Languages at State University of the Southwest of Bahia (UESB) where he also graduated in Social Communication/Journalism.

Ariane Holzbach

Ariane Holzbach graduated in Journalism, has a PhD and a master degree in Communication and has done a post-doctoral research in History at Rio de Janeiro State University. She is professor in Media Studies at Federal Fluminense University (Rio de Janeiro) and her research is on television studies, entertainment and audiovisual products aimed at children.