Printed Matter presents an exhibition of artists’ books from NFS Press, San Francisco, and Tanam Press, New York. The show is co-organized with FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino, who worked closely with both presses in the 1970s and 1980s. The first NFS book, Photography and Language (1976), was edited by Lew Thomas and includes d’Agostino’s ALPHA, a photo/text project based on Godard’s film Alphaville. Another book Photography: the problematic model, (co-edited by Thomas and d’Agostino, 1982) features early work by Barbara Kruger, Fred Lonidier, Cindy Sherman, etc.
Curated by FMA adjunct faculty Catherine Pancake, Uncanny Visions is a series combining the lush private darkness of micro-cinema with the visceral charge of live cutting-edge performance art at Vox Populi.
FMA Prof. Evans, with his filmmaking team for his recent film, The Happy Sad, will participate in the first edition of A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the two-part digital distribution lab taking place during the festival and spearheaded by the San Francisco Film Society executive director Ted Hope. The Film Society has also revealed exclusively to Indiewire the other 11 filmmaking teams on the list.
Prof. Subrin is currently presenting a video and photography installation in a group exhibition, After My Own Heart, at the Oakville Galleries in Oakville, right outside Toronto, Canada from March 24– May 1. The show “brings together a group of artists who are committed to imagining utopia, a new world where women live free of the conventions of contemporary life. While the works in the exhibition span nearly forty years, the potent ideas and iconographies of 1970s feminism resonate throughout.” Artists include New York based artists Sharon Hayes, Barbara Hammer, and Carrie Moyer, and others.
Professor Nora M. Alter, Chair of Film and Media Arts at Temple university, will be lecturing in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday, April 8th. Professor Alter’s teaching and research focus on twentieth and twenty-first century cultural and visual studies from a comparative perspective, and she published the first English-language study of director Chris Marker in 2006. In her talk, Alter investigates Marker’s complex use of sound, paying particular attention to how music operates on multiple registers in order to expand the cinematic frame both temporally and spatially.
FMA Prof. Coover’s Unknown Territories project is being presented as part of the juried Screening Scholarship Media Festival at the University of Pennsylvania this Sunday, Feb 24th. Events will be held at the Annenberg Forum, 3620 Walnut Street, and the Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street.
The Walk Series (1973-74), the initial installment of Professor Peter d’Agostino’s on-going World-Wide-Walks video projects,is featured in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, at SITE Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Feb 23 – May 20, 2013.
This touring exhibition is organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The State of Mind book is published by the University of California Press, Berkeley. An exhibition catalog of d’Agostino’s World-Wide-Walks 1973- 2012 projects is distributed by Printed Matter, New York.
The Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association(PIFVA) Finishing Funds Program awards grants to Philadelphia-area independent media makers with film/video projects in the post-production stage with an anticipated completion date of fifteen months from the grant deadline. Numerous FMA Faculty, Grad Students and Alumni have received the support from PIFVA Finish ing Fund to complete their works in last five years. Here are FMA Faculty, Grad Students and Alumni who receive PIFVA Fall 2012 Finishing Funds:
Professor Franklin Cason will be speaking at the University of Pennsylvania’s cinema studies colloquium tomorrow. His lecture, entitled Avant-Garde Jazz as a Model for Cinema Studies, discusses “an experimental approach to researching and writing about black cinema.” Cason uses David Bordwell’s suggestion that film studies and musicology are related and the recent course of black cinema studies to be enlightened by African-American cultural practices, to “argue that avant-garde jazz suggests several research and theoretical approaches.”
Prof. Chris Cagle has published an article in the latest volume (Fall 2012) of Cinema Journal. Entitled “Postclassical Nonfiction: Narration in the Contemporary Documentary,” this essay examines contemporary mainstream documentaries for the patterns through which they create meaning and argument. Using examples like Hoop Dreams, Daughter from Danang, and Helvetica, it explores these films as a distinct approach combining traditional formal documentary form with direct cinema’s open argumentation.