Haunted Ethnography:
new experimental documentary

February 16 – April 1, 2017
Thursday – Saturday, dusk to 11pm
UVP Everson, Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY

Light Work’s Urban Video Project (UVP) is pleased to announce the exhibition Haunted Ethnography: new experimental documentary from February 16 – March 25, 2017 at UVP’s outdoor architectural projection venue at the Everson Museum of Art. The exhibition features the work of Carl Elsaesser, Sky Hopinka, and João Vieira Torres.

Haunted Ethnography: new experimental documentary is a group exhibition and related indoor screening event showcasing several recent video and experimental film works by emerging artists exploring the rich but problematic genre of ethnographic documentary as a locus of aesthetic and conceptual innovation in the medium. In this selection of works, the boundary between the ethnographic and the auto-ethnographic blurs, and the traditional ethnographic “encounter with the other” becomes troubled, twinned, dislocated, haunted.

The related indoor screening, features additional works and a panel talk with the participating artists in person, will take place on March 9, 2017 in the Everson Museum of Art’s Hosmer Auditorium.

About the Work

Click on the links in the program below for more information on the filmmakers and works.

Haunted Ethnography Outdoor Exhibition Program:

Sky Hopinka: Jaaji Approx.

Carl Elsaesser: Project Gasbuggy

João Vieira Torres: Toré

About UVP 2016-17: Interzones

This exhibition is part of UVP 2016-2017: Interzones, a year-long program of exhibitions and events at Urban Video Project and partner organizations exploring liminal states, haunted places, and the space in-between.


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Related Events

Screening + Q&A:
Haunted Ethnography

Thursday, March 9, 2017