Jesús Martín Barbero's keynote address [videorecording] : Artes de la memoria y regímenes de visibilidad = Arts of memory and regimes of visibility.
Summary: Video documentation of Jesús Martín Barbero’s keynote address, ‘Artes de la memoria y regímenes de visibilidad,’ presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. Introduced by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Jesús Martín Barbero’s discussion addresses the fundamental issue still pending in Colombia – the very special relationship between politics and violence in the fabric of its memories and history. In Colombia, an increasingly broad and dense imagination/social creativity is revealing itself in the strategies of physical and cultural survival practiced by millions of citizens, as well as in the new visual art created by women and the audiovisual and literary narratives of young people, allowing us to see the political magnitude of their arts. Jesús Martín Barbero is a semiologist, anthropologist and philosopher. He is an expert in communications and media who has produced important theoretical synthesis around concepts of post-modernity in Latin America. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Infoamerica.
Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Chris Tabron, videographer.
Credits: Jesús Martín Barbero, speaker ; Marcial Godoy-Anativia, introducer.