Dissertations, Papers, Essays and Conferences
D.F.A. "The body of photography. Phenomenology of the image and Contemporary Japanese Photography"
This thesis proposes a Philosophy of Photography constructed through Geoffrey Batchen's historical observations on photography alongside the phenomenology of Henry Bergson and M. Merleau-Ponty. With the premise of photography as a phenomenological body, this media is understood to have the potential of displaying a perennial becoming. Using this theory, the photographic work of two contemporary Japanese photographers, Arai Takashi and Lieko Shiga, is analyzed. (Origianl in Japanese. English version available)
M.F.A."Dislocated Imaginaries, A study and a proposal"
This thesis analyzes formally and thematically the cinema of Wong Kar Wai establishing exploring the relationships between the visual and narrative strategies deployed in his movies with the socio-historical milieu particular to Hong Kong. (Spanish-only)
"Modernismos y Cine Depués de la Modernidad. El Caso de Wong Kar Wai"(Modernism and Cinema After Modernity. The case of Wong Kar Wai- Published Digitally in "Razón y Palabra". Abstract on Link.
"Counterblast: Marshall McLuhan and the Sphere of Art"
"Visual Tradition and production in early Japanese Photography"
This essay explores the influence that Japanese visual traditions had over early photographic production in the country. Contesting the idea that western influence and taste determined photographic theme and composition, in this essay it is argued that the highly dynamic environment of a thriving image market established during the Edo period influenced even western photographers and their visual enterprise in Japan. (Not published yet).
First Colloquium of Cinematographic Analysis, UNAM Graduate School of Art History. (Spanish Only)
Arai Takashi's "Project Monadnock". A series of conversations around art and photography in Takashi Arai's studio.