15 March 2018, 11 AM - 1 PM
Humanities & Social Sciences Building, HSS 1050, UC San Diego

The Studio for Tactical Ethnography presents 'Art & Ethnography: A Conversation'

MFA candidates Sarah Mendelsohn and Amy Reid share their work and discuss relationships between subject and artist, interviewing strategies, and tensions that might emerge within the sphere of ethnography in relation to artistic production.

Reids's film Long Haulers builds itself around the three identities of Sandi, Lori, and Tracy, and weaves together the stories and voices of these women to understand who they are and what keeps them trucking.

Through a process of observation, writing, and collaboration, Mendelsohn's projects address experiences of ambivalence - encounters in which narratives bend, power relationships shift, and binaries come apart.