‘Staging Disorder’ is an exhibition of photography, sound and moving image exploring the contemporary representation of the real in relation to modern conflict.
The show coincides with a symposium from 2-6pm on Tuesday 27 January in the Main Lecture Theatre, LCC, University of the Arts London, featuring speakers Sarah Pickering, Beate Geissler (Geissler/Sann), Alexandra Stara, Paul Lowe, Jennifer Good, Paul Tebbs, Pratap Rughani, Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle.
There is a book launch at 6pm of the publication ‘Staging Disorder’ by Black Dog Publishing, co-edited by Christopher Stewart and Esther Teichmann.
Are You a Vulture? Reflecting on the ethics and aesthetics of atrocity coverage and its aftermath Rughani, Pratap (2010). Book Chapter published in: Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution Peter Lang : Oxford, pp 157 – 172.
This chapter is framed by a sequence of documentary still images raising practice-based research questions about the nature of photographic representation of atrocity. Photographs are accompanied by practitioner reflections following a photographic essay responding to a series of caste-based murders in Khairlanji village, Maharashtra, central India.
Read / download Chapter.
Remembering Khairlanji CAUTION: You may prefer not to look at the following slides of the murdered Bhotmange family. They are included to help contextualise reflections on ethical questions that follow.