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A Master Class with JP Sniadecki: "Embodied Camera, Embodied Image"

Digital Ethnography Workshop series:

A master class with JP Sniadecki - EMBODIED CAMERA / EMBODIED IMAGE

March 3, 2017 at 1pm

FB 630.15 Concordia University

*This workshop has limited space with registration only. Please register to

This workshop explores the possibilities of cinematography as an extension of, and interaction between, bodies. We will look at and learn about cinematographic strategies that activate our whole bodies (and the bodies of others) as we explore strategies that embrace the physicality and sociality of the filmmaking encounter.

About the Speaker

J.P. Sniadecki (b. 1979) works between China and the United States as an artist and anthropologist whose films explore collective experience, sensory ethnography, and the possibilities of cinema. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology with Media from Harvard University, where he was affiliated with the Sensory Ethnography Lab. His work is in the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and has been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale, the Whitney Biennale, the Shenzhen Biennale, the Centre George Pompidou, and the Guggenheim, as well as at international film festivals, such as Berlin, Locarno, New York, AFI, Viennale, BAFICI, and Beijing Independent Film Festival. Coorganizer of the traveling screening series “Cinema on the Edge,” which showcases independent Chinese film, he has written articles for Cinema Scope, Visual Anthropology Review, and the edited volume DV-Made China. He currently teaches filmmaking in the Documentary Media MFA program at Northwestern University.


El Mar La Mar (2017) premiere in Berlinale Forum:

The Iron Ministry / 铁-道 (2014)

Yumen / 玉门 (2013)

People’s Park / 人民公园 (2012)

Foreign Parts (2010)

The Yellow Bank / 黄浦 (2010)


Demolition / 拆 – 迁 (2008)

Songhua / 松花 (2007) short

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