Dr. Steffen Köhn

Steffen Köhn

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Research Associate

Field of Activity

Coordinator MA Visual and Media Anthropology

Address Iltisstr. 7
14195 B
Telephone +49 (0)30 838 57459
Email steffen.koehn@fu-berlin.de

Academic Degrees

 10/2006   M.A. in Social Anthropology at Freie Universität, Berlin

Funding

7/2010- 6/2011 PhD scholarship in the interdisciplinary research group ‘Audio-visual     Communication as a Scientific Method in the Humanities and Social Sciences’ at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Memberships

  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
WiSe 13/14
MA: Super 8 Film Workshop (with Mark Dölling und Florian Walter)
SoSe 13  
 MA: Social Media Geography (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz)
MA: Indigenous Media (with Florian Walter)
WiSe 12/13
MA: Filmische Dokumentationen. (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz)
WiSe 10/11
MA: Classics and Varieties of Ethnographic Film (with Anne-Marie Reynaud)
SoSe 10
 MA: Ethnographic Short Film Workshop (with Florian Walter)
WiSe 09/10
MA: Indigenous Media (with Florian Walter)
SoSe 09 
 BA: Subject Generated Documentary

BA: Visuelle Ethnographie: Fotografie, Film und neue Medien in der ethnologischen Feldforschung, (University of Cologne)

MA: Ethnographic Short Film Workshop (with Florian Walter)
WiSe 08/09
 MA: Indigenous Media (with Florian Walter)
07-10/ 2004 Accra and Kumasi/ Ghana on the Ghanaian videofilm industry
03-05/ 2009 Fieldwork on European border spaces in Melilla, Spain
04-05/ 2010 Fieldwork on European border spaces in Melilla, Spain
05-07/ 2011

Fieldwork on European border spaces in Melilla in Mayotte, France and Anjouan,Union of the Comoros

(funded by the Research Unit Media Convergence and

the Centre for Intercultural Studies Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Publications

(in press):  “Ethnographie als Ausstellungspraxis” In: Berliner Blätter: Ethnographische und Ethnologische Beiträge. 1/2014.
2013

„Organizing Complexities: The Potential of Multi-Screen Video

Installations for Ethnographic Practice and Representation”. In: Critical Arts. 27 (5). Special

Issue on “Revisiting the ethnographic turn in contemporary art“: 583-599

2007

Videofilm in Ghana. Ein neues Unterhaltungsmedium im Zentrum der

öffentlichen Sphäre. Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien der

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 75.

 

Lectures and Conference papers

2013a Organizing Complexities: The Potential of Multi-Screen Video Installations for Ethnographic Representation. Arts with(out) Borders Konferenz. Universität Bern
2013b Organizing Complexities: The Potential of Multi-Screen Video Installations for Ethnographic Representation. 17th IUAES World Congress. Panel: Anthropological Visions. Atlases of Difference
2013c Ethnographie als Ausstellungspraxis. Inspirationen aus der aktuellen Videokunst. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde. Mainz
2012a Screening Transnational Spaces. Panel: Reflexivity, Uncertainty and Criticism: The Power of New Visuality. 12th EASA Biennial Conference: Uncertainty and Disquiet. Paris-Nanterre.
2012b  Die Kartographie transnationaler Räume. Videoinstallationen als innovative Repräsentationspraktiken. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Ethnographie (GfE): Zwischen Objekt, Text, Bild und Performance: Repräsentationspraktiken ethnographischen Wissens
2012c The Crystallization of Time in Mobile Images. Internationaler Workshop "Mobile Images – Images of Mobility". Universität zu Köln

 

Movies

After Hours (2013), HD, 7 min.

A Tale of Two Islands (2012),  HD, 16 min.

Tell me when... (2011), HD, 55 min.

Morokapel´s Feast (2007), DV, 26 min