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A Day with Microhistories

March 27, 2013
Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
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Magnus Bärtås (Sweden): “A Short Introduction to Microhistories”
Michelle Teran (Canada/Germany): “Folgen”
Behzad Khosravi Noori (Sweden/Iran): “Whisperism – The Field Study About Iranian Filmmakers”

Suzana Milevska (Macedonia): “Microhistories and the Internalized Macrohistories”
Lena Séraphin (Finland): “The Don Quixote Complex”
Lina Selander (Sweden): “Leninʼs Lamp Glows in the Peasantʼs Hut”

Microhistories gathers knowledge from artistic practice/artistic research and the field of history. The objective is an investigation of how a mutual exchange can come about between the historical perspective/approach used in microhistory, and visual art, especially the video essay genre. Microhistory has been used as a term for the way in which certain historians and writers bring attention to marginalized phenomena and stories and use them prismatically to gain an understanding of larger contexts. The project will explore how this science can be linked to the video essay, as well as to artistic practice in a broader sense.