Conference Program

All events Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street), Yale University. All events are free and open to the public.

Friday, Feburary 15th
Registration and panels will take place in room 208, Whitney Humanities Center

12:00-12:30 PM – Registration

1:00 PM – Welcoming remarks

1:30-3:15 PM – Session One – Playing with the Apparatus

Moderator: Ronald Gregg, Senior Lecturer and Programming Director, Film Studies, Yale University

Kenneth White (Stanford University)
“On the Matter of Snow”

Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson
“Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure by Gibson/Recoder/Block: A Case Study in Site-Specific Projection Performance”

Andrew Vielkind (Yale University)
“‘Living’ Cinema: Ken Jacobs’s Nervous Magic Lantern

3:30-5:00 PM – Session Two – Cinema’s Appropriations: Institutional Critique

Moderator: John MacKay, Professor and Chair of Film Studies; Professor of Slavic Language and Literature, Yale University

Gabriel Menotti (Independent Curator)
“Pirate film societies: Rearranging Traditional Apparatus with Inappropriate Technology”

Erika Balsom (Carleton University)
A Grey Area at the Whitechapel: Moral Rights, Medium Specificity, and Digital Visual Culture in Josiah McElheny’s The Past Was a Mirage I’d Left Far Behind

Jennifer Wild (University of Chicago)
“Broodthaers and Godard: In the Garden of Peripety”

5:15 PM – Keynote Address

Surface Matters: The Projective Architecture of the Screen

Giuliana Bruno,
 Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

6:00 PM – Reception (Rotunda, Whitney Humanities Center)

8:30 PM – Special Event: Nervous Magic Lantern: A Live Performance by Ken and Flo Jacobs (Main Auditorium, Whitney Humanities Center)

Saturday, February 16th
Late registration, panels, and closing address will take place in room 208, Whitney Humanities Center

8:30 AM – Late registration and light breakfast

9:00 – 10:45 AM – Session Three – Institutions and Technologies of Expansion

Moderator: J.D. Connor, Assistant Professor of Film Studies and History of Art, Yale University

Beth Capper (Brown University)
Ultimate Participation Video: Shirley Clarke’s Tee Pee Video Space Troupe”

Peter Sachs Collopy (University of Pennsylvania)
Art and Access: Institutions of Experimental Video in the 1970s

Joana Pimenta (Harvard University)
“Film, Feedback, Loop: Hybrid Film-Video Practices Circa 1970”

Kristen Alfaro (Concordia University)
“Experiments in Film Pedagogy: A History of Cinematic Space at Anthology Film Archives”

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM – Session Four – Micro Cinemas and Mobile Cinemas

Moderator: Aaron Gerow, Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University

Rebecca Harrison (University College London)
There is a Luxurious Cinema Attached to This Train: Film Exhibition on the Railways in Britain, 1924-1939”

Amy Herzog (City University of New York Graduate Center)
“Peep Show Arcades, Urban Space, and Architectures of Exchange”

Linnéa Hussein (New York University)
“Filming Insides: Looking at the Use of Medical Cameras in the Light of Documentary Theory”

Alyson Hrynyk (University of Chicago)
“Marie Menken and the Aesthetics of the Small”

12:45 – 2:00 PM – Lunch Break

2:15 – 4:00 PM – Session Five – Addressing the Spectator

Moderator: Brigitte Peucker, Professor of Film Studies and Elias Leavenworth Professor of German, Yale University

Caetlin Benson-Allott (Georgetown University)
“Power Play: Constructing the Home Video Spectator

Annie Dell’Aria (City University of New York Graduate Center)
“Just Walking By: Spectatorship in Public Spaces”

Adam Hart (University of Chicago)
Pay Attention Motherfuckers: Bruce Nauman and Spectatorial Address in the Gallery”

Ara Osterweil (McGill University)
Paul Sharitss Empathetic Architecture

4:15 – 6:00 PM – Session Six – Cinema as Model: Ontology in the Expanded Field

 Moderator: Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Film Studies and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Jonathan Walley (Denison University)
“‘Expanded’ / ‘Cinema:’ A Revisionist Re-Mapping of Cinema’s Expansion”

Gregory Zinman (Smithsonian Institute)
“Cooked Films, Liquid Light, and Sewing Machines: Handmade Film Practices and the Theoretical Work of Expanded Cinema

Kirsty Dootson (Yale University)
“The Art of Imprisonment and the Digital Show-case: Peter Greenaway’s Tulse Luper Suitcases

6:15 – 7:00 PM – Closing remarks by Francesco Casetti (Professor of Film Studies and the Humanities, Yale University)

7:30 PM – Closing Reception

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