Expanded Cinema Seminar: Expanded Cartography And The New Live Cinema

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Expanded Cartography And The New Live Cinema
London Central Saint Martins
Wednesday 20 May 2009, from 10am

Expanded Cinema Seminar: Expanded Cartography And The New Live Cinema

Session one will look at the different spaces of expanded cinema and its unique interrogation of media reception. 20-30 minute illustrated papers will be followed by discussion with the audience. Session two will consider expanded cinema in an age of digital technologies and their effect on the ever changing live forms of visual media. The day will culminate with a new digital video performance work by artists Steven Ball & Martin Blazicek.

Abstracts for the papers and performance information are available here.

10am - Session One

"Parameters of Practice - Annabel Nicolson’s 1970s Practice"
Patti Gaal-Holmes (Portsmouth University)

"Figurative Interventions: A Narrative in Expanded Cinema"
Emile Shemilt (University of Dundee)

"Expanding the Event Structure and the Effect of Presence"
Ingrid Boeck (Graz University of Technology)

"Levels of Unreality"
Ken Wilder (Chelsea College of Art)

1pm - Lunch Break

2pm - Session Two

"Through the Dark Room – An Approximation between the Movie Theatre and the VJing Space"
Gabriel Menotti (Goldsmiths)

"The Spectator in Expanded Cinema of the Digital Age: A “Body Without Organs”?"
Bill Balaskas (Royal College of Art)

"Expanded Cinema: Teaching New Media"
Martina Bramkamp (LCC/Kingston University)

"Light Sculptures: Marinella Pirelli’s Expanded Cinema"
Matilde Nardelli (British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow, University College London)

"Interface: The Move to Global Participation"
Craig Smith (London College of Communication)

4.30pm - Drinks Reception

6pm - Performance


For five days Ball and Blazicek will capture moving image, still image and audio material around and about Central St Martins’ Lethaby Building. They will be concerned with interrogating a range of spatial, historical and other phenomena of the space and its use. The material will be developed into a one-off live audio-visual performance conceived specifically for this event at this site. The exact nature of the work will be determined during its development, which will be documented over the days preceding the performance at http://blazicek.net/lethaby

This performance has been made possible with the support of Film Academy of Performing Arts Prague (FAMU) Prague and International Centre for Fine Art Research (ICFAR) UAL, with thanks to Judy Lindsay, Head of Museum and Contemporary Collections, Central St Martins.


Room G12
Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Southampton Row, London,
Nearest Tube: Holborn

This event is free but places are limited.
To book, email Duncan White