Lecture | Seminar
CA-OS Research Seminar | Perfomativity and Mediatization of Cultural Heritage through Artistic Intervention and Filmmaking in Sápmi
- Rossella Ragazzi
- 19 March 2018
- CA-OS Research Seminars
- Pieter de la Court Building
2333 AK Leiden
Perfomativity and Mediatization of Cultural Heritage through Artistic Intervention and Filmmaking in Sápmi
Films and artistic interventions made by Sámi and/or about Sámi (ethnic/ indigenous minority present in Sweden, Finland, Russia and Norway in the cultural nation called Sápmi) circulate in festivals, galleries, occupied spaces, informal gatherings, museum installations and non-commercial venues. They are mostly produced in contexts of collaboration, experimentation and artistic research and often during long years of circulation in non-definitive form. They convey a complex view of how cultural heritage is imagined, negotiated and constructed. They address or at times contest collective notions of ethnic cultural distinctiveness and indigenous cosmopolitanism, critically exploring and expanding the notion of the Archive.
Rossella Ragazzi (PhD), associate professor at the department of cultural sciences (The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø University Museum) is a visual and museum anthropologist and an independent filmmaker. She worked at university of Tromsø, Norway, Freie Universität in Berlin, and Dublin Institute of Technology. She has specialized on mobility, childhood, minority-majority relations, memorialisation and museums, transcultural cinema.
She is the author of several prize-winners documentaries; among others: La Mémoire Dure (2000), At Home in the World (2003), Firekeepers (2007) as well as a number of academic publications, among others the monograph: “The Transcultural Experience of Migrant Children entering Europe in the years 2000”, Peter Lang, 2009.
Forthcoming book, co-edited with Peter I. Crawford: “Perceiving Children: Media, Education and Museum in an anthropological perspective”. Intervention Press 2018.