I had the great opportunity to share aspects of the INTIMAL research with migration studies scholars in the frame of Erratic bodies, transitional borders, and recent migration in Europe: Representation and identity negotiations in public discourse, literature and the arts workshop organised by Nelson González-Ortega, Ljiljana Saric, Álvaro Llosa Sanz, Johan Schimanski from the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS), at the University of Oslo. It was very nourishing sharing with scholars from all over the world, different aspects regarding representation of migrants, from graffiti to literature and film. My paper called “Intimal: Migrant Women’s Sonic Statements of Presence” contributed from the mediated performance art perspective, in a platform where Colombian migrant women present themselves, stating “presence”. The writing of the presentation invited me to explore migration literature in the area of gender, emotions and identities, as well as feelings regarding absence and presence.
The abstract is available on my personal UiO profile under “Other” publications and the paper continues being a work in progress for future publications in an interdisciplinary context.
Thanks to the organisers and participants for your questions and contributions regarding INTIMAL.