Lecturer in Language and Culture and PhD candidate
Carla is a full-time lecturer in Language and Culture and a PhD researcher originally from Argentina. She is interested in interdisciplinary, performative approaches, the theory of photography, the relationship between photography and performance, and new research methodologies in the arts. She has exhibited her work in UK and overseas and worked as part of a performance art group in Argentina. She has curatorial experience in Buenos Aires, her city of origin.
Carla’s research focuses on the ethics of photography that engages with ethnographic models where the photographic encounters between photographer and photographed subjects are seen as transparent evidence of ‘reality’ that is then turned into images for the viewer’s aesthetic pleasure. She is interested in the possibility of photography to challenge a representational logic, which normalises relations and discourses of power by assuming the ‘other’ as passive, preceding, and definite. Understanding photography as both practice and philosophy, her work engages with (amongst others) Derrida’s interrogation of photography and his notion of difference (différance), ideas on performativity, and the challenge of mimetic representation.