Cinema De-Centered Conference - Call for Submissions

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As the primary mode of experiencing moving images has drifted from the silver screen to home entertainment and digital devices, cinema’s role in popular culture must be interrogated. Just as the digital age has forced physical film onto the brink of extinction, so too has the movie theater become a place of decreasing significance. Simultaneously, definitions of cinema continue to expand. As disciplines have coalesced around terms like “new media” and “digital media,” the increasing ephemerality of cultural objects in the digital realm should be questioned. This conference seeks to explore contemporary moving images in the context of cinema in the digital age. Approaches may include but are not limited to: historiographical accounts of cinema and digital culture, de-centering or queering normative cultural texts, exploring new genres or categories of moving images, and investigating social implications of digital media texts.

Potential topics for consideration:

  • Moving images and historicity in the digital age
  • Cinematic form in relation to other media such as: video games, social networks, virtual reality, etc.
  • Emergent forms of contemporary moving images
  • Moving image texts that transgress boundaries through form or content
  • Intersectional potentialities of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the digital realm
  • Temporal displacement or ephemerality in digital culture
  • Cultural studies and digital artifacts
  • Traditional cinematic forms that de-center the viewer or medium such as: slow cinema, experimental film, polemic film, etc.

As a graduate student conference, we are accepting submissions from graduate students, lecturers, post-doctorate, and adjunct faculty of all disciplinary backgrounds. We welcome presentations and video essays on papers, films, and other forms of visual media. In order to be considered, please submit an abstract of the presentation (200-300 words) as well as a brief biographical statement (100 words) to Chase Menaker, Gabrielle Vasso, and Pavel Koshukov at [email protected].

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2017 

Presented by: Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
Dates: October 19 + 20, 2017
Keynote Speakers: Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux
Contact Email: [email protected]

Fecha límite: 

De Jueves, Agosto 31, 2017 - 12:00 hasta Viernes, Septiembre 1, 2017 - 11:45

Fechas de exhibición: 

De Jueves, Octubre 19, 2017 (Todo el día) hasta Viernes, Octubre 20, 2017 (Todo el día)

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Off The Wall: Video's Changing Presentation

So often, video presentations are displayed on a horizontal-oriented screen, placed vertically on a wall, in a 16:9 aspect ratio. To vary from this formula is, in some circles, anathema to the video art. Yet, a variety of contemporary video artists are exploring alternate forms of video presentation, using both video screens and projection. In this discussion, entitled "Off The Wall: Video's Changing Presentation," a wide variety of contemporary examples of video screen variations are presented, including multiple screens, constructions of screens, alternate materials, and variations in size and room placement of video screens and projections. Examples are drawn from international conferences, museums and galleries displaying video art in the past two years. Of note, the use of screen variations has not been uniformly successful.  In this discussion, examples are provided of unconventional uses of screens that, due to non-professional elements in the presentation, distract from the video art. Innovation in screen placement can provide artists with opportunities for expanding the repertoire for types of video presentation. The innovative nature of multiple screens, unusual screen position, and deviation from expected video norms may require additional attention to detail by artists, museums and galleries to optimally display these technically involved video artworks.

 

Carl Patow is a digital video artist living in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with a B.A. from Duke University and holds several graduate degrees from major U.S. universities. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. His videos have been selected for multiple film festivals in the U.S. and nominated for a regional Emmy of the Academy of Arts and Letters. His work is represented in the permanent art archives of Duke University, the Minnesota Public Media Film Vault and private collections.

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Fecha límite: 

De Jueves, Agosto 31, 2017 - 12:00 hasta Viernes, Septiembre 1, 2017 - 11:45

Fechas de exhibición: 

De Jueves, Octubre 19, 2017 (Todo el día) hasta Viernes, Octubre 20, 2017 (Todo el día)