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This article examines the work of two social practice artists, Jeanne van Heeswijk, and Tania Bruguera who in different ways work with Hannah Arendt's evocation of democratic action in a "space of appearances" as the fulfillment of human potential. The article looks at how these artists use different approaches to offer the moment of of personal en...
This paper looks at new articulations of the subject found in documentary films about the Indignado or 15-M (15 May) movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011. These movements rejected representation in favor of a call for direct democracy on a political level. The paper suggests that their rejection had significant implications for docu...
This essay re-evaluates the ethics of subject relations in documentary film in the context of films dealing with traumatic memory and disaster. Using a mix of personal insights developed in the context of making a film about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and an examination of notions of representation in the literature of documentar...
The making and distribution of the Gulf Crisis TV Project series of public access videos during the Gulf War.