Strategic Invisibilities: Migration and Post-Representation

Strategic Invisibilities: Migration and Post-Representation


March 12, 2019

5:30 PM-6:30 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Clark Fellow Jennifer Bajorek presents, “Strategic Invisibilities: Migration and Post-Representation.”

This lecture explores work about migrants and migration in contemporary France. Bajorek thinks with artistic strategies that decenter the migrant as an anchor of truth and rights claims, and that privilege instead abstraction, redaction, non-representational cartography, occupation, and post-participatory collaboration.

Jennifer Bajorek teaches in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College and is a research associate of the VIAD Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg. She writes and does research on literature, philosophical aesthetics, and photography. Her most recent book, Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. At the Clark, she will be working on a new project exploring artistic, visual, and political strategies in the representation of migration in contemporary France.