UPCOMING EVENTS, SCREENINGS,  AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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PAST EVENTS

Papers, Presentations, and Conference Activity

 

“Physical Control and Its Relinquishment: The Bolex Camera in the Avant-Garde.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Colloquium. Madison, WI. April 18, 2019. Invited Talk.

 

“The Sensing Personality: Barbara Hammer’s Theory of Touch, the University, and the Postwar Avant-Garde.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Seattle, WA. March 13, 2019.

 

“Barbara Hammer, Optical Printing, and a Theory of Touch.” Film & History annual conference. Madison, WI. November 9, 2018.

 

“A Lab of One’s Own: Experimental Filmmakers in the Commercial Film Laboratory, 1960–80.” Stars and Screen conference at Rowan University. Glassboro, NJ. September 29, 2018.

Chair, “Neo-Noir Aesthetics and Technology.” Stars and Screen conference at Rowan University. Glassboro, NJ. September 29, 2018.

 

“Science, Technology, Cinema.” University of Central Arkansas. Conway, AR. January 24, 2018. Invited Talk.

 

“Moving Through Stasis in Stan Brakhage’s Passage Through: A Ritual.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2017.

 

“Unprintable: Avant-Garde Cinema, Pornography, and Marvin Soloway’s Cinelab.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Atlanta, GA. April 3, 2016.

 

“West Coast Abstract Animation.” Invited lecture for “History of the Animated Film” (advanced seminar) for Lea Jacobs, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. March 14, 2016. Invited Talk.

 

“Pornography and the Avant-Garde, In and Out of the Film Lab.” Film & History annual conference. Madison, WI. November 8, 2015.

 

“Conducting Interviews with Filmmakers.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. October 8, 2015. Invited Talk.

 

“Porcelain Ribbon: Process and Materiality in the Work of Luther Price.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Seattle, WA. March 23, 2014.

 

Respondent, “Experimental Film in 8mm: Aesthetics, Economics, Access.” Panel chaired by Federico Windhausen. Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Seattle, WA. March 22, 2014.

 

“A Pony Not To Be Ridden: Screenwriting in the Avant-Garde Cinema.” 6th Screenwriting Research Network Annual Conference. Madison, WI. August 22, 2013.

 

“Glancing Outward: Towards the New Historicist Film.” Film Studies Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. April 25, 2013.

 

“Brakhage’s Handpainted Films: Process and Collaboration.” The 9th Annual Brakhage Center Symposium on Media Arts and Cinema Poetics. Boulder, CO. March 17, 2013. Keynote Lecture.

 

“Looking Outward: Historical Narrative and Subjectivity in Recent Avant-Garde Film and Video.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Chicago, IL. March 9, 2013.

Chair, “Dangerous Subjectivities: Personal Filmmaking and the World Outside.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Chicago, IL. March 9, 2013.

 

“Contamination and Intentional Allegory: The Strange Case of Todd Haynes’ Safe.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Boston, MA. March 24, 2012.

 

“Safeas Intentional Allegory.” Film Studies Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. March 8, 2012.

 

“The Music Video as Aesthetic Object and Cultural Product.” Invited lecture for “History of Broadcasting” (advanced seminar) for Josh Shepperd, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. April 18, 2011.Invited Talk.

 

“Optical Printing: Aesthetics and Technology in the Avant-Garde.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 21, 2010.

 

“The Art of the Optical Printer.” Film Studies Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communication Arts Department. Madison, WI. February 25, 2010.

 

“Organized Resistance: Avant-Garde Film Distribution and Exhibition, 1945-50.” Avant-Doc: Intersections of Avant-Garde and Documentary Film. Iowa City, IA. March 6, 2009.

Film Screenings

 

The Anchorage Museum (Anchorage, AK) – February 24, 2017

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (Milwaukee, WI) – May 1, 2016

Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, WI) – April 17, 2016

Unexposed Microcinema (Durham, NC) – March 4, 2016

SIU Carbondale University Museum (Carbondale, IL) – February 23–28, 2016

Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, IL) – February 23, 2016

LakeFrontRow Cinema Filmmakers Showcase (Madison, WI) – May 28, 2015

Crossroads Festival (San Francisco, CA) – April 11, 2015

Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, WI) – April 11, 2015

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (Chicago, IL) – January 29, 2015