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Research project This research and artistic project explore how humans and other living beings are affected and interconnected in the experience of sudden grief and is situated within the existing discourses of grief, politics and multi-species thinking within the contemporary arts.

Working with the tools of chemical analogue photography and the notion of the ‘live’ encounter in contemporary art practice, the work uses early cinematic techniques, photographic process, sculptural assemblages, and sonic propositions to propose ‘live’ encounters. The project questions the presence of the dead in the life of the living and open how grief resides within, around and through images. It unravels the known and existing discourse / histories of image making to excavate and propose alternative frames rooted in the poetics and politics of the present condition.

Head of project

Edith Marie Pasquier
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2024-02-08

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

UmArts, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Research area

Art history
Latest update: 2024-05-07