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Dr Manuel Ramos-Martinez

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PositionLecturer in Visual Cultures
Department Visual Cultures
Email m.ramos (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7496
Dr Manuel Ramos-Martinez

Manuel Ramos-Martinez’s work engages with the interrelation between the political and the image/sound pair. His research explores the tensions that animate aural/visual practices including film, video, television and the Internet. Ramos-Martinez also works as a film programmer, curator and as an editor for the cinema journal La Furia Umana.

Academic qualifications

  • 2013 PhD in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2006 MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2003 BA in Art History, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Teaching

Ramos-Martinez is currently teaching the following modules: Modernities (BA Year 1), Emancipating Images and Sounds (BA Year 2) and Electronic Resistance (BA Year 2). He has previously taught in the MA in Contemporary Art Theory (Dissonant Images, Auditions) and Introduction to Art History (BA Year 1). He was a visiting lecturer in the BA and MA Fine Arts at the City and Guilds Art School, London (2011-2015). 

Areas of supervision

Ramos-Martinez welcomes research proposals investigating historical or current practices and theories of the image/sound engaged in emancipatory politics from the fields of cinema, video, radio, television, the Internet. 

He has examined PhD thesis at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

Featured work

Publications

  • 'An Accidental Document of the Beginnings of the Civil War in Madrid: Notes on Carne de Fieras', La Furia Umana, N.30, January 2017
  • ‘Nombrar, Resistir, de los títulos en el cine de Straub y Huillet', in Manuel Asin and Chema Gonzalez (eds.), Jean-Marie Straub y Danièle Huillet: Hacer la revolucion es volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2016, pp.127-143
  • ‘The Cinema of No’, La Furia Umana (edited volume, N.28, 2016)
  • ‘People Fever, The Popular Passions of Peter Watkins' La Commune (Paris 1871)’, Screen, special edition on television studies edited by Karen Lury, Vol. 57, No. 2, Summer 2016, pp.197-217
  • ‘Actors Simply Explode, To Act in the Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture and Media Studies, 92, 2016, pp.93-117  
  • ‘Names in Dispute, What Titles Can Do in the Films of Straub and Huillet’, La Furia Umana, 26, December 2015
  • ‘The Oxidation of the Documentary, The Politics of Rust in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks’, Third Text – Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture , 2015, pp.1-13

Film programming

  • Flower Children in the Blinding Light, The 1960s Films of Anthony Stern, (co-curated with William Fowler), Bfi Essentials, National Film Theatre, London, 16 September 2014

Awards, grants and media appearances

  • 2010 Ph.D. Fee Waiver Bursary, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths
  • 2007-2009 Doctoral Grant from the Mutua Madrid Foundation
  • 2002-2003 Erasmus Grant

 

Publications

Book Section

Nombrar, Resistir – de los títulos en el cine de Straub y Huillet
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2016. Nombrar, Resistir – de los títulos en el cine de Straub y Huillet. In: , ed. Jean-Marie Straub y Danièle Huillet: Hacer la revolucion es volver a colocar en su sitio cosas muy antiguas pero olvidadas. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, pp. 127-143. ISBN 9788480265430

Marx Immemorial, Workers and Peasants in the Cinema of Straub and Huillet
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2015. Marx Immemorial, Workers and Peasants in the Cinema of Straub and Huillet. In: Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen, eds. Marx and the Moving Images of Activism, Screening Alternative Worlds. Berghahn. ISBN 78-1-78238-642-1

Ranciere's Politics of the Image
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2013. Ranciere's Politics of the Image. In: James Elkins; Kristi McGuire; Maureen Burns; Alicia Chester and Joel Kuennen, eds. Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing through the Discipline. New York: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-87794-7

Still Here, Here Again – Farocki, Godard and the Cinema’s Centenary
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2011. Still Here, Here Again – Farocki, Godard and the Cinema’s Centenary. In: , ed. Proceedings of the XVIII International Film Studies Conference – The Archive. Udine: Forum.

Betrayed Borders: Double Agents and the Crisscrossing of Conflicts
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2007. Betrayed Borders: Double Agents and the Crisscrossing of Conflicts. In: Monica Narula; Shuddhabrata Sengupta; Jeebesh Bagchi and Ravi Sundaram, eds. SARAI Reader 2007 - Frontiers. (7) Delhi: The Sarai Programme, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, pp. 256-263. ISBN 81-901429-9-2

Article

An Accidental Document of the Beginnings of the Civil War in Madrid: Notes on Carne de Fieras
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2017. An Accidental Document of the Beginnings of the Civil War in Madrid: Notes on Carne de Fieras. La Furia Umana(30),

People Fever, On the Popular Passions of Peter Watkins' La Commune (Paris 1871)
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2016. People Fever, On the Popular Passions of Peter Watkins' La Commune (Paris 1871). Screen, 57(2), pp. 197-217. ISSN 0036-9543

The Cinema of No
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2016. The Cinema of No. La Furia Umana(28),

“Actors Simply Explode”: To Act in the Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2016. “Actors Simply Explode”: To Act in the Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. Camera Obscura, 31(2), pp. 93-117. ISSN 0270-5346

Names in Dispute – What Titles Can Do in the Films of Straub and Huillet
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2015. Names in Dispute – What Titles Can Do in the Films of Straub and Huillet. La Furia Umana,

The Oxidation of the Documentary – The Politics of Rust in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2015. The Oxidation of the Documentary – The Politics of Rust in Wang Bing’s Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks. Third Text, ISSN 0952-8822

Book Review: TJ Demos, The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2015. Book Review: TJ Demos, The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis. Journal of Visual Culture, 14(1), pp. 116-118. ISSN 1470-4129

Book Review: TJ Demos, The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2015. Book Review: TJ Demos, The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis. Journal of Visual Cultures, 14(1), pp. 116-118. ISSN 14704129

‘Flower Children in the Blinding Light, A Conversation with Anthony Stern’
Ramos Martinez, Manuel and Matos Cabo, Ricardo. 2014. ‘Flower Children in the Blinding Light, A Conversation with Anthony Stern’. Lux - Artists' Moving Image,

‘On What is Worth Investigating, an Interview with Martin J. Kemp’
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2014. ‘On What is Worth Investigating, an Interview with Martin J. Kemp’. ARS Magazine(23), pp. 44-48.

‘Restless Space, a Conversation with Ron Arad’
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2013. ‘Restless Space, a Conversation with Ron Arad’. ARS Magazine(19), pp. 106-116.

Review: Alain Badiou (2010) Cinéma
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2011. Review: Alain Badiou (2010) Cinéma. Film / Philosophy, 15(2), pp. 143-149. ISSN 1466-4615

'Parliament Square, 09/12/2010'
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2010. 'Parliament Square, 09/12/2010'.

We Are All Spectators
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2009. We Are All Spectators. Parallax, 15(3), pp. 124-126. ISSN 1353-4645

Thesis

Cinema In Dispute: Audiovisual Adventures of the Political Names ‘Worker’, ‘Factory’, ‘People’
Ramos Martinez, Manuel. 2013. Cinema In Dispute: Audiovisual Adventures of the Political Names ‘Worker’, ‘Factory’, ‘People’. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London