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Blake Kendall


Nationality: Australian

Blake Paul Kendall is Australian according to passport, based between Borneo and Berlin by choice. Since 2013, his practise-led (re)search has been with Penan communities in Sarawak (Malaysia) with a focus on material engagement with the post-logged forests. A graduate of M.A. Visual & Media Anthropology (Freie Universitat Berlin) and B.A. Writing and Cultural Studies (University of Technology, Sydney). 

His research is rooted in virtual and material spaces, exploring the relationship between economic and ecological systems. 

His practise delves into the relationship of de-commodification of “traces" of the material and sensorial, with a focus on indigenous knowledge production and cultural memory. His focus is on the reinvention of the museum and the exploration of time-space continuum. 

Iterations of his (re)search include presentation at: 

- “Symposium of Visual Anthropology of Food” at NAFA Film Festival 2017 (Aarhus, Denmark) 

- Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde Conference 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

- Anthropologies Numériques #5 2017 (Paris, France) 

- “Shifting States” Conference 2017 (Adelaide, Australia)