Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Fall 2013 Lecture Series

School of Architecture + Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Lovett/Codagnone, Because My Body Can Never Be Touched, 2006. Single channel video, color, sound
September 13, 2013
Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Mondays, 7–9pm

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)
Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form:
Cinematic Migrations
School of Architecture + Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ACT Cube, Wiesner Building (E15-001)
20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
Free and open to the public

[email protected]
T +1-617-253-5229



Cinematic Migrations is a multi-faceted exploration of the histories and contexts of moving images and time-based media and their intersecting and distinct paths of emergence around the world.

The Fall 2013 lecture series brings together a complex set of artists, filmmakers, and thinkers who have pioneered and continue to redefine the boundaries of cinematic explorations. Their practices invoke an analytical and inventive engagement with the mediated image and its production and circulation through a vast array of forms. Experimenting with shifting notions of the cinematic in spatial forms, performance, dance, theater, essay films, and emerging technologies, they unfold a broad range of themes including probings of time, movement, attention, memory, diaspora, history, forms of knowledge, power relations, authorship, and embodiment.

October 7
Charles Atlas
Instantaneous! and Everywhere?

October 21
Re-adapting cinematic traces

November 4
John Akomfrah & Lina Gopaul

November 25
Tarek Elhaik
The Incurable-Image

December 9
Joan Jonas

Cinematic Migrations is a two-year collaborative research and production project initiated by Renée Green (Free Agent Media) and is co-hosted by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and ACT. The work of filmmaker John Akomfrah and producer Lina Gopaul (Smoking Dogs Films, and founding members of the seminal UK-based Black Audio Film Collective) is a focal point in our investigation of the theme. The research project culminates with a symposium in the spring of 2014.

For further information, contact ACT Public Programs Coordinator Laura Anca Chichisan at [email protected] or 617-253-4415.

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E15-212
Cambridge MA 02139-4307


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