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Dr. Miriam Remter

Dr. Miriam Remter


Areas of research and interest

Audiovisual Anthropology, Sensory Ethnography, Emotions, perception and epistemology, concepts and practices of health, illness, body and nutrition.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Ethnologie
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: 024
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9621
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Website: primate visions

Office hours:
Mondays and Tuesdays, by appointment via email

Further Information

Academic Career

Since 2018

Academic for Visual Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich


Freelance filmmaker, lecturer, and author


Doctoral Candidate and Researcher in the DFG-Project „Participatory Perception by Multisensory Evocation – The Audiovisual Anthropology of the Invisible and the Absent“


Research associate in the Project „Image-Discourses“ – Conceptualization and implementation of an online course (cooperation with the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, funded by Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern).


Graduate assistant and tutor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich. Focus: Introduction to Anthropology and fieldwork methods


M.A. at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich. Thesis: „Relations of fictional and factional filmic representation – Hybrids in Visual Anthropology“ (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Frank Heidemann and Prof. Dr. Thomas Reinhardt).


Tutor for the online-course „Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology“ (Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern).


Fieldwork and film production: „Migration in Munich – a filmic approach“. (Shooting of „AugenBlicke“)


Member of the editorial board of the journal „ethnologik“ (Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology)


Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, New German Literature and Spanish Film and Literature at the LMU Munich.


Publications / Presentations / Workshops

  • Talk: Sensory experience in a more-than-human world. Fragments from an audiovisual practice. Talk and video installation for the exhibition-symposium Sight meets Sound. IBZ Munich, 17.-19.06.2016 (with Felix Remter)
  • Programme committee at the film festival „Freiburger Film Forum“ 2015-2017
  • Presentations and introductions at Film Festivals (EthnoFilmFest Munich, Film Forum Freiburg, KinoAuge Munich)
  • Article: Hornung (Remter), Miriam (2014): Doing Waste. Filmische Visualisierungsstrategien von Müll. In: CAS eSeries, Nr. 12, pp. 1-14. (with Julie Weissmann)  PDF (1,2 MByte)
  • Book Chapter: Hornung (Remter), Miriam (2013): Die Fiktion des nicht-fiktionalen Films. In: Ballhaus, Edmund (Ed.): Dokumentarfilm. Schulen – Projekte – Konzepte. Berlin: Reimer, pp. 327-346.
  • Workshop facilitator "The Challenge of Atmospheres. A Workshop with Gernot Böhme and David MacDougall". Munich, 4. October 2014 (with Frank Heidemann)  PDF (1,8 MByte). More information (in German)
  • Presentation and Workshop Facilitator "The Power of Images“ at the Ethnocineca Film Seminar. Vienna, 28. April 2013 (with Annika Mayer)
  • Head of excursions for students to (anthropological) film festivals since 2010

Films and Audiovisual Works

  • 09/2018 Editor and advisor for virtual reality videos in the research exhibition „(Um)weltschmerz“ at Deutsches Museum (cooperation between Rachel Carson Center, LMU and Dt. Museum)
  • 2016-2018 Full-time film editor, director and producer at primate visions (i.a. Production of the documentary „Outside the Box“)
  • 2016-2017 External lecturer for film-montage at the Visual Anthropoloy department, LMU Munich
  • 2016 Director und editor for "The Grand Beauty Salon" (short portrait, Goethe Institute Munich, Editorial department Prinz+Prinz)
  • 2015 Foundation of the film- und media production company primate visions (Producer of artistic portraits, documentary, and educational works)
  • 2013-2015 Cinematographer and editor in the conflict-theatre-project "Merula" (productions of audiovisual documentations and trailers, Prizren, Kosovo)
  • 2013 Photographer at the film festival "Nonfiktionale" (Bad Aibling)
  • 2012 Director and cinematographer in the VHB Project "Image-Discourses" (Production of a series of 11 videos, Munich)
  • 2011 Editor in the project Licca Line by "Die Stelzer" (Trailer, Landsberg)
  • 2009 AugenBlicke (Experimental Documentary, Munich, 21 Min.)