Wednesday, 15 July 2009
MICHELE FAGUET'S 'PORNOMISERIA' ESSAY ON THE NEW ISSUE OF AFTERALL
"But the idea of pornomiseria endured as a useful critical category within cultural discourse in Colombia - most recently in relation to certain contemporary art practices engaged with social issues but thought to be morally ambiguous. This opens up an entire new chapter in this history, the relevance of which extends far beyond this particular narrative or region - because as long as the structures that produce and in turn consume the obscenity of poverty remain in place, there will be ample opportunities for its exploitation."
Michele Faguet, 'Pornomiseria: or How Not to Make a Documentary Film', in Afterall 21, Summer 2009, pp 5-15