This is where our research into Bakhtin, polyphony and interactive documentary began. We convened a panel on ‘The Poetics and Politics of Polyphony’ on day one of the i-Docs 2018 symposium; although in the words of Judith Aston, it stands more as a collective conversation than a panel. We gave an opening presentation around dialogue, polyphony and intervention in i-docs, before opening to a series of short provocations from the following participants: Sharon Daniel of UC Santa Cruz, Paolo Favero of University of Antwerp, Amir Husak of Leeds Trinity University, Liz Miller of Concordia University and Anna Wiehl of University of Bayreuth. Patricia Zimmerman was also invite but was unable to attend. The presentations were followed by an audience Q&A.
The recording of the event is available here: