Sites of Cinema

  • Founded
    2010
  • Seminar Number
    735

“Sites of Cinema” takes a new approach to the question of cinema at the moment when cinema is said to be in decline, even in some accounts said to be facing its “death.” At this moment, when are focused on a convergence of moving image forms into a single delivery system we take up divergence over convergence, a divergence. Alternative to André Bazin’s question “What is Cinema?” “Sites of Cinema” will ask “Where is Cinema?” Where has it been seen to be and where will it be spaced in the future—as theoretical construct, national culture, material object, artistic work, social practice and space of exhibition. Cinema has moved and is still moving—from theatrical stages to museum walls, in and on buildings as well as within historical nations and regions of the world. “Sites of Cinema” signals our interest in site-specific cinemas plural but also cinema as a total apparatus—the “cinema of the mind” for the mass audience.


Co-Chairs
Professor Nico Baumbach
nb2428@columbia.edu

Professor Jane Gaines
jmg2196@columbia.edu

Professor Rob King
Associate Professor of Film, Columbia University
rk2704@columbia.edu 

Professor Debashree Mukherjee
dm3150@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Denise Mok
dkm2143@columbia.edu

 


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/20/2017 Dodge Hall, Theatre 511, Columbia University
7:30 PM
A Brief History of the Video Essay
Kevin B. Lee, Filmmaker, Critic and Instructor at Merz Akademie (Stuttgart, Germany)

Respondent: Phillip Lopate, Columbia University



10/25/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Screening of "Nostalgia for the Future" (2017, 54 mins)
Avijit Mukul Kishore, Filmmaker

Rohan Shivkumar, Architect



Notes: View Trailer: https://nostalgiaforthefuture.blog/trailer/
11/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Animation of the Technical and the Quest for Beauty
Gertrude Koch, Freie University, Berlin and Brown University

Respondent: Noah Isenberg, The New School for Social Research



11/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Tableau Vivant: Across Media, History, and Culture
Keynote Speaker: Brigitte Peucker, Yale University
Abstract




Notes: 11/30 - 12/1/2017 Conference
01/24/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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02/15/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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03/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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04/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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