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Process: In Medias Res
Harvard Film and Visual Studies Inaugural Graduate Conference
April 10-12, 2014
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University

 

Thursday, April 10

5:00-6:30pm

OPENING LECTURE (CCVA B04):

  • Giuliana Bruno (Harvard), “Surface: Matters of Media, Aesthetics, and Materiality”

6:30-7:45pm

RECEPTION (CCVA Lobby and Gallery)

8:00-9:30pm

PROCESS SCREENING (CCVA Lecture Hall)

Friday. April 11

8:45-10:35am

PANEL_1a: “New Histories: Process and Separation”

  • Phillipe Gauthier (Harvard), “Periodization as a Political Process: The Example of Film Historiography”
  • Ainsley Sutherland (MIT), “The Refusal of Time and Creative Historiography”
  • Caroline Verner (York), “Disciplining Screenwriting Studies: The ‘Problem’ of the Screenplay as Intermedia Text”
  • George C. Vollrath (UW-Superior), “Mirror Processes as Cultural Techniques”

Moderator: Zachary Furste (Harvard)

10:50-12:25pm

PANEL_2a: “Automation/Computation: Art as Process”

  • Félix Lambert (Montreal), “Automated Process as Art: Authorship from Mathematics to Visual Arts”
  • Ryan Kuo (MIT),  “Example
  • Megan Alvaredo Saggese (UC-Berkeley), “Sound Sense: Constructing Space through Sound”

Moderator: Katie Kohn (Harvard)

12:25-1:25pm

LUNCH

 1:25-3:00pm

PANEL_3a: “Work Flow: Databases and Interfaces”

  • Natalie Greenberg (York), “Flying Toasters Don’t Sit Down, But People Do: Productivity and Personalization in the Automated Office”
  • Cooper Francis, “Narrative in the Time of Visualization: The Construction of Data”
  • Edith Cassiers (University of Antwerp), “The Didascalic Imagination: Contemporary Director’s Notes as Genetic Documents of the Artistic Process”

Moderator: Mingyi Yu (Harvard)

3:15-5:05pm

PANEL_4a: “Media as Research”

  • Rachel Thompson (Harvard), “’Labyrinth of Linkages’: Cinema and the Essayistic Impulse”
  • Hunter Synder (Oxford), “Choreographed Labor: Swing Bridges and Processes of Legitimating Critical Media Practice”
  • Noritaka Minami (Harvard), “State of a Future: Photography and the Nakagin Capsule Tower”
  • Sensate Journal, “Media as Scholarship: New Platforms for Publishing”

Moderators: Lindsey Lodhie and Kyle Parry  (Harvard)

5:05-5:30pm

BREAK/REFRESHMENTS

5:30-7:00pm

KEYNOTE

  • Jonathan Sterne (McGill), “Are Humans Analog?”

7:00pm

RECEPTION

  • Queen’s Head Pub (In the basement of Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA)

Saturday, April 12

8:45-10:35am

PANEL_1b: “Perception Process: Avant-Garde Practice”

  • Dan Browne (York and Ryerson), “Avant-Garde Cinema as Media Archaeology”
  • Swagato Chakravorty (Yale), “Pulsating Processes: Encountering Philippe Grandrieux”
  • Jungmin Lee (Harvard), “Iterations of Projection and Volume: From Moholy-Nagy to Barba in Theatre Architecture”
  • Michael Metzger (Stanford), “Ontological Break: Sharon Lockhart’s Lunch Break and the Temporal Economy of Video”

Moderator: Olivia Crough (Harvard)

10:50-12:25pm

PANEL_2b: “Image Employment: New Formats”

  • Kelly Lloyd (SAIC), “12 proposal papers: A proposal”
  • Jason Livingston (Iowa), “#RUSHES: Contradictions and Quiet Questions”
  • Aily Nash & Andrew Norman Wilson, “Image Employment”

Moderators: Joana Pimenta and Jessica Bardsley (Harvard)

12:25-1:25pm

LUNCH

1:25-3:00pm

PANEL_ 3b: “Moving Ecologies: The Nature of Process”

  • Adam Rosadiuk (Concordia), “The Image Theory of Hans Jonas Summarized for Film and Media Scholars, Process-Relational Thinkers, and Other Philosophers of Life”
  • Ben Mendelsohn (NYU), “The Fluid and the Solid: Exploring Process through an Academic Documentary about the Anthropocene”
  • Jeff Langille (Simon Fraser), “Rocks Aquiver: Prehension and a Moving Image Landscape”

Moderators: Stephanie Lam and Kate Rennebohm (Harvard)

3:15-4:50pm

PANEL_4b: “Place/Site: Surveying the Scene”

  • Juan Manuel Sepúlveda (Simon Fraser), “Procedural Residues after the Shooting of The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park: Towards a Constellative Montage of a Documentary Western”
  • Stephen Connolly (Kent), “An Existential Cinema Re-visited: Embodying Zabriskie Point
  • Shannon Werle (Dartmouth), “Listening as Urban Research”

Moderator: Caufield Schnug (Harvard)

CLOSING REMARKS

5:15pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

7:00pm

HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE SPECIAL EVENT

  • When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism
  • dir. Corneliu Porumboiu in person
  • followed by Q&A