An Other Cinema + The State of the Moving Image

The State of the Moving Image

The State of the Moving Image
Friday–Sunday, September 17–19, 2021

Online symposium with presentations by Erika BalsomTeresa CastroSophie CavoulacosAli Cherri​Greg de Cuir JrIrmgard EmmelhainzLars Henrik GassLeo GoldsmithJoana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige​Olivier​​ HadouchiLouis HendersonChrissie IlesKarrabing Film Collective, Toby LeeAlmudena Escobar LópezPedro Neves MarquesAlison NguyenNoncitizenBahar NoorizadehChristina PhoebeRaqs Media CollectiveRojava Film CommuneOleksiy RadynskiJulian RossStefanie Schulte StrathausSu Yu HsinMalena SzlamAnton Vidokle, and Yang Beichen

Curated by Lukas Brasiskis

“An other cinema” (Raymond Bellour), “othered cinema” (Erika Balsom), “artists’ films” (Maeve Connolly, among others), “cinema d’exposition” (Jean- Christophe Royoux), “le temps exposé” (Dominique Païni)—these are just a few of many terms commonly employed to define ubiquitous practices of artists making films and/or exhibiting them in galleries, museums, and cinemas. 

This  symposium aims to address the current state of the moving image in relation to developing digital technologies and their infrastructures, the economies of contemporary art, the (post-)pandemic situation of curation, exposition, and distribution of artists’ films, the changing landscape for their perception and reception, and finally, the current sociopolitical and ecological concerns moving-image practitioners are addressing in their works situated between worlds of cinema and contemporary art. Instead of re-establishing or re-activating some grand theories, the symposium asks specific questions. Six panels comprised of artists, theorists, critics, and curators will explore topical concerns about moving images in/and alongside contemporary art.

The symposium is organized in conjuction with the online screening program An Other Cinema: Apparatus and Histories, streaming September 6–20, 2021 on e-flux Video & Film.

Symposium program
Livestream and chat on each panel’s page and on
Stay tuned to this page for more details and updates 

Friday, September 17, 2021

12pm–2pm EST
Panel 1
: “In Between White Cube, Black Box, and Online Screens: Curation and Exhibition of Artists’ Films
Erika Balsom (moderator), Sophie Cavoulacos, Lars Henrik Gass, Chrissie Iles, Almudena Escobar López, Julian Ross, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

Saturday, September 18, 2021​

10am–12pm EST
Panel 2
: “Altering Visuality: Digital Image and Technopolitics
Irmgard Emmelhainz (moderator), Bahar Noorizadeh, Raqs Media Collective, Yang Beichen

12:30pm–2:30pm EST
Panel 3
: “Moving-Image Activism and Disobedience on Screen
Olivier Hadouchi (moderator), Karrabing Film Collective member Elizabeth A. Povinnelli, Noncitizen members Amina Khalil and Christian Rossipal, Rojava Film Commune member Sevinaz Evdike

3pm–5pm EST
Panel 4
: “Archival Impulse: Appropriation and Critique
Leo Goldsmith (moderator), Greg de Cuir Jr, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Alison Nguyen

Sunday, September 19, 2021​

10am–12pm EST
Panel 5
: “Collectivity and Care: Moving-Image Art as Public Arena
Toby Lee (moderator), Louis Henderson, Christina Phoebe​, Oleksiy Radynski

12.30pm–2.30pm EST
Panel 6
: “Eco-Futures and Moving Image
Teresa Castro (moderator), Ali Cherri, Pedro Neves Marques, Su Yu Hsin, Malena Szlam, Anton Vidokle

For more information, contact

Film, Contemporary Art, Technology, Nature & Ecology
Video Art, Experimental Film, Covid-19, Curating, Exhibition Histories
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Lukas Brasiskis is a Curator of Film and Video at e-flux, where he seeks to bridge the gaps between the scholarly appreciation, curation, and study of film through regular screenings, associated events, and an online program. He received his PhD degree from New York University in 2022, and lectures at NYU and Brooklyn College. His writings on moving image are widely published, and he is the co-editor of Cinema and the Environment in Eastern Europe (Berghahn Press) and Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running (Yale University Press).


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