In the dreamworlds of former guerrilla fighters of the Revolutionary Armed Conflict of Colombia (FARC) the temporalities and geographies of struggle, then and now, urban and rural, are all mixed up. The dreams sync with narratives of a continuous struggle that bridges the insurgent-civilian divide marked by handing over one's weaponry. This talk reflects on an experimental audio-visual project that takes place in a truck that Fattal transformed into a rolling camera obscura to explore the subjectivities of former guerrillas. Posing a critical take on the Sensory Ethnography Lab, this talk questions what constitutes what Lucien Taylor has called "thick depictions" - in a bid to reclaim that term for a creative-conceptual-inter-modal anthropology that does not suffer from either iconophobia or logophobia. 

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