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Besides the Screen 2016 - Geometry / Projection / Performance
Wed, 20 Jul 2016, 14:30 – Fri, 22 Jul 2016, 20:00 BST
From shadow puppetry to videomapping and holography, projection is one of the central activities in moving image practices. Being at the same time a precise geometrical operation and the main underpinning of cinematographic artifice, it has a highly ambiguous existence: Siegfried Zielinski once dubbed projection “a media strategy located between proof of truth and illusioning;” Sean Cubitt, in turn, has underscored how it produces a state of simultaneous “vanishing and becoming.” While performing the articulation from space to surface and vice-versa, projection enacts the very translation of dimensions that, according to Vilém Flusser, is responsible for the creation of images. The investigation of projection thus brings forth the performativity of media.
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Charlotte Brunsdon holds a BA in English from University College London and a PhD from Birmingham, where she first conducted research in the 1970s at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. While at Warwick, Charlotte Brunsdon has taught visiting semesters in the USA at Duke University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and been a visiting scholar at other universities including Stockholm, Queensland, Southern California, New York, Northwestern, and Murcia, Spain. She is Principal Investigator on the AHRC funded ‘Projection Project’ (2014-2018), a founding member of the Midlands Television Research Group, and with John Caughie, edited the book series, Oxford Television Studies. Charlotte also serves on the editorial boards of Visual Culture in Britain, Film Quarterly, Screen and Feminist Media Studies.
Nelson Brissac is a philosopher, working on questions concerning art and urbanism. He has a PHD in philosophy at Université de Paris I – Sorbonne and teaches at PUC in São Paulo, Brasil. He is the organizer and curator of Arte/Cidade, a project of urban interventions in São Paulo, since 1994. Some of his books: Arte/Cidade - Intervenções Urbanas, Senac, 2002; Arte/Cidade Zona Leste, Dardo, Spain, 2010; Paisagens Críticas - Robert Smithson: arte, ciência e indústria, Senac / Educ, 2010. He is now working in ZL Vórtice, a territorial project on the East Zone of São Paulo (https://zlvortice.wordpress.com/).
Besides the Screen is an international research network that aims to reconfigure the field of screen studies by refocusing it on the objects, processes and practices that exist besides the screen. The project is currently supported by the British Arts & Humanities Research Council. More info can be found at besidesthescreen.com