Sepia Paise: The Politics and Poetics of Art and Photography in South Asia and Beyond | University of Oxford

Sepia Paise: The Politics and Poetics of Art and Photography in South Asia and Beyond

Speaker
Natasha Eaton (University College London)
Event date
Event time
14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
St Giles
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Headley Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
None
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Can the world be thought of in terms of sepia and light? This talk will explore the relationship between archaic labour and photography in colonial Ceylon with an emphasis on pearlescence and how this might contribute to phenomenologies of light. The economies of pearls and their relationship with visual representation perhaps can act as an allegory of colonialism pushed to the threshold of governmentality.