Cinema of/as Garbage: Eduardo Coutinho’s Politics of Image from ‘Jogo de Cena’ (2007) to ‘Boca de Lixo’ (1992)
In this workshop, we welcome Dr Luz Horne (Universidad de San Andrés) to Edinburgh to situate Brazilian documentarian Eduardo Coutinho’s filmography as a turning point in the debate on the relationship between aesthetics and politics. She will focus on ‘Boca de Lixo’ (1992), filmed in a landfill outside Rio de Janeiro, arguing that its greatest innovation lies in a particular theory of the cinematic image, through which it is possible to adopt an ethical stance in filming extreme poverty, marginality and exclusion. ‘Boca de Lixo’ will be analysed alongside the more recent ‘Jogo de Cena’ (2007).
Dr Luz Horne is Profesor Adjunta in the Department of Humanities and Academic Director of the International Programs Department at the University of San Andrés (Argentina). She obtained her PhD in Brazilian and Hispanic American Literature at Yale University (2005) and her degree in Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires (1999). Prior to joining San Andrés (2010), she was a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University (2005-06) and an Assistant Professor at Cornell University (2006-10). Her publications have appeared in Hispanic Review, Journal of Latin American Literary Criticism and LASA-Forum. Her book ‘Literaturas reales. Transformaciones del realismo en la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea’ was published in 2011 by Beatriz Viterbo Editora.