Comparing Experimental Cinemas, an international symposium on experimental moving image practices. Presented by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, in collaboration with Experimenta India.
Comparing Experimental Cinemas is the first event in a British Academy-funded research project which proposes to map histories and modes of global connectivity of artists' moving image across localities in Asia and beyond, and to theorise the regionality of experimental moving image practices. This symposium also intends to facilitate the establishing of a network of exchange and support among artists and other practitioners, who are largely, but not exclusively, based in the Asia-Pacific region. The long-term goal of the research project and network is to establish a sustainable infrastructure for disseminating experimental and artists' moving image.
The symposium consists of two days of illustrated talks and screening programmes by grassroots educationalists, curators, artists, festival directors and academic researchers from India, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UK, who will be coming together for the first time to present and discuss historical and contemporary contexts of experimental cinema in Asia.
The symposium will take place at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, on 18-19 December 2014. For registration information see www.srishti.ac.in/cec.