Moving Images – Mediating Migration as Crisis
IMéRA is pleased to announce the publication of the anthology, Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis, (Transcript Verlag), co-edited by Krista Lynes, Tyler Morgenstern, and Ian Alan Pau. The book is available for purchase, and as a free Open Access pdf here.
Krista Lynes, Associate Professor at University of Concordia, Communication Studies, Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies, Director Feminist Media Studio, was in residence at IMéRA in 2017, onto the research project : Superflus: les médias du mouvement et les lieux de passage. This anthology was the subject of her residence at IMéRA and include an artistic project of an other resident, Abdessamad El Montassir.
Mediating Migration as Crisis
In recent years, spectacular images of ruined boats, makeshift border camps, and beaches littered with life vests have done much to consolidate the politics of movement in Europe. Indeed, the mediation of migration as a crisis has worked to shore up various forms of militarized surveillance, humanitarian response, legislative action, and affective investment. Bridging academic inquiry and artistic and activist practice, the essays, documents, and artworks gathered in Moving Images interrogate the mediation of migration and refugeeism in the contemporary European conjuncture, asking how images, discourses, and data are involved in shaping the visions and experience of migration in increasingly global contexts.
The book, which emerges out a series of conferences and collaborations, examines (through forms of academic and artistic inquiry) the mediation of migration as crisis in Europe, leading up to and following the events of 2015-16. It examines the visual regime, the politics of making, the surveillance regimes, news reportage, curatorial practices, counterforensics, activist interventions that constitute the contested field of representation of migration and migratory bodies
The book includes contributions by Sandro Mezzadra, Allan deSouza, Zineb Sedira, Tyler Morgenstern, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Ian Alan Paul, Charles Heller & Lorenzo Pezzani, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Thomas Nail, Thomas Keenan & Sohrab Mohebbi, Banu Cennetoglu, Abdessamad el Montassir, Veronika Zablotsky, Farah Atoui, Krista Lynes, Suzana Milevskaa, Sophia Zachariadi, and LGBTQIA+ Refugees in Greece.