Visual Culture Working Group - elections 2023

The Visual Culture Working Group will be holding elections for one chair position, for the term 2023 – 2027.

The elections will be held online from 24 May until 14 June using the SurveyMonkey platform. 

Individual members and representatives of institutional members in good standing, who are also registered as members of the Visual Culture working group will be eligible to stand for a position and to vote. To verify if you are a member of the VIC working group, log in to your account and click on "My Sections and Working Groups".

The deadline to receive candidate statements was 17 May.

The current Head comprises a chair, Denize Araujo, and a vice-chair, Thomas Wiedemann. Denize is ending her term in 2023.

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  • Denize Correa Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil) 


Denize Correa Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Brazil)


I, Denize Araujo, Chair of VIC- Visual Culture WG- would like to be re-elected.

Thomas Wiedemann, VIC Vice-Chair, and I are working together with great interaction, which has given us many opportunities to create VIC´s activities such as publications, webinars and film screenings. Thomas is the Curator of VIC CineClub. This year we are organizing VIC´s activities as homages to Lyon, birth of Cinema. Thomas selected 5 French Films for discussion and I´m organizing an E-Book, and a Dossier, both about French Cinema, and also a short film fest.  

VIC will offer a Workshop by the end of May with authors from both publications, edited by Claudia Lambach, Post Doc and PhD by Sorbonne Paris 3, winner of a IAMCR Fund. There will be another Workshop in October 2023, with authors of relevant themes at IAMCR Conference. I am organizing a “Short Experimental Film Fest” to be screened in Lyon

I have attended IAMCR Conferences for 16 years, since 2007 Conference in Paris, not missing any, and I identify specifically with Visual Culture WG, which contemplates my research themes and correlated ones.  As Chair, I intend to continue the work Thomas and I are conducting, with activities and papers that deal with new technologies, audiovisual research, visual culture and visual arts. I´m also trying to encourage artists to attend IAMCR Conferences in order to screen their innovative works about visuality and new technologies. I have already presented short films in Cartagena and a feature film in Oregon. In the 3 past years, Thomas and I prepared relevant Video Sessions that complemented OCP expanded abstracts.  

After the 2023 Conference, Thomas and I intend to discuss the possibilities for VIC to become a Session.  I am willing to work hard and to commit myself for VIC development.  

Thank you. 

Denize Araujo, PhD and Post-Doctor, UTP Researcher  (+5541)9983-6669

Previous VIC Activities

In 2020, VIC launched three Dossiers:
1.Dossier BRICS: “Digital Age: technology, culture & communication” 
Lumina - v. 14 n. 1(2020)

2.Dossier Visualities & Intermedialities Interin - V. 25 N. 1 (2020): Jan/Jun 2020 

3.Dossier “(Audio)Visions: photography, cinema & memory” Novos Olhares  (USP, BR)
In 2021, VIC Webinar: BRICS Short Films Fest, on April 16, counted with 35 participants, including filmmakers from the 5 BRICS countries. Curators Denize Araujo and Thomas Wiedemann.

In 2021  Dossier “Cultural & Technological Images” ANIMUS -  v. 20, n. 43 (2021)

In 2022,  Dossier  “Technological and Cultural Changes in the Digital Age” Revista FAMECOS  v. 29 n. 1 (2022).