M+M Colloquium: Carlos Fonseca and Camilo Hernandez Castellanos
November 30, 2010
Camilo Hernandez Castellanos
"The Photography of Enrique Metinides: The Place of Death in Modern Visual Culture"
Camilo Hernandez Castellanos is a PhD candidate in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture. His talk explores the work of Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, whose harsh and carefully composed images of urban tragedy facilitate the exploration of the social mechanism and ethical implications at stake in the public display of death and in the aesthetic portrayal of human tragedy.
"Photographed Gestures: Photography, Gesture and the Theatrics of Writing"
Carlos Fonseca is a PhD candidate in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture. His talk will center on the question of how the invention of photography challenges traditional theories about gesture, imposing in turn a new paradigm of representation and forcing us to restructure our notion of the mise-en-scene as it appears throughout other mediums such as theater and painting. He concludes by asking how this sudden emergence of gesture into visibility produces in turn what he calls a theatrics of writing.