Tag Archives: Jennifer Deger

Video Culture / Museum Culture

A pair of new exhibitions opened this past week at the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum.  One extends established queries about the nature of objects stored in museums and their relationships to the people they purport to represent.  The other makes … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Geography

I grew up near the ocean.  For the first eighteen years of my life a twenty-minute walk would bring me to docks and lapping waves, sand and seaweed and salt air.  I didn’t know how much a part of me … Continue reading

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“Manapanmirr” at The Margaret Mead Film Festival

The 36th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival was held in New York City at the American Museum of Natural History this year from November 29 through December 2.   The longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Spirit

Darwinians, mark your calendars.  Top Enders and outsiders, make your reservations.  Christmas is coming to town.  And you do not want to miss it this year. On December 7, at the Chan Contemporary Art Space in Darwin’s CBD, Miyarrka Media … Continue reading

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Our flight home to the United States left from Sydney, so our last day was spent back in the temperate sunshine down south.  We ended our three-week residency by returning to the Sydney Opera House once more to see Bangarra’s … Continue reading

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Honoring Kirk Endicott

Kirk Endicott, Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, is such a modest man that I had a hard time getting a photograph of him last weekend.  We were at Dartmouth to take part in the celebrations that marked his retirement … Continue reading

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“The Remote Avant-Garde”

Here is another video from COFA Talks Online, out of the the University of Sydney’s College of Fine Arts and its Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics. This one features Jennifer Biddle, author of Breasts, Bodies, Canvas: Central Desert art … Continue reading

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“The Production of Art as an Area of Social Action”

A new and quite different exhibition of “Aboriginal art” is on display in Sydney now at the Macquarie University Art Gallery. Curated by Jennifer Deger, interventions: experiments between art and ethnography was opened on December 9, 2009 by Djon Mundine. The exhibition … Continue reading

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Video Rom

It is not often that a book, especially a work of non-fiction, moves and excites me enough to make me want to send its author fan mail. While reading Jennifer Deger’s Shimmering Screens: making media in an Aboriginal community (University of Minnesota … Continue reading

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