Visual and Multimodal Anthropology

About

PhD Candidate (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Anne Chahine (née Sehlz) is a practice-based researcher with an interest in the multivocal nature of memory, history and heritage and its effect on the individual as well as society in a broader sense. Anne is currently based in Aarhus, Denmark where she is pursuing her PhD in Anthropology at Aarhus University. She holds an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Freie Universität Berlin and has a bachelor degree in Media Design with the focus on audiovisual media and games.

Within the field of visual anthropology, she is interested in using visual media to describe and analyse culture and as a way of constructing knowledge. One important goal in her professional life is to make research visible and accessible to a broad audience; inside and outside of academia.

Her short documentaries Memory is Not About the Past (2017 | 19min | Germany), Beirut in Two Words (2014 | 29min | Lebanon) and Looking for Mr. Right Now (2015 | 15min | Germany) were invited to various film festivals, such as the Society for Visual and Media Anthropology Film Media Festival, USA – 2016, NAFA Filmfest Bergen, Norway – 2016, Ethnocineca Vienna, Austria – 2015 and the Lebanese Film Festival Australia – 2014.

Anne has worked in the fields of media installation and theatre production since 2004 and founded her own business, Pixelmarie, as the sole proprietor. She has experience in project management and consulting, content creation, show control and video design and has worked on a wide range of productions around the world. Her photo-book Roaming the Cities was published in 2014 and is a collection of photographs from that period in her life, portraying her personal perceptions of Beirut, Tokyo, Beijing, Yerevan, London and New York.

Contact: info@annechahine.de

Education

2018-present  PhD Candiate at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, PhD Fellow Marie Skłodowska -Curie Innovative Training Network

2014-2016      Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2010-2014      Bachelor of Arts in Media Design, University of Applied Science Cologne, Germany