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Audio Recording, PowerPoint and pdf from March 22nd Meeting – Warren Neidich

Audio Recording of the March 22nd Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Warren Neidich is now available: Warren Neidich Audio Recording as well as the PowerPoint from the lecture: Warren Neidich PowerPoint and his recent book, Cognitive Architecture. From Biopolitics to Noopolitics. Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information.

Talk by Joshua Kates on Thursday, March 29th at 4:30pm

On Thursday, March 29th, from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Friedl 225, Joshua Kates (Indiana University and currently Associate Resident at the National Humanities Center) will give the talk, “Historicity and Holism:  Deleuze and Guattari, Transcendental Argument, and History.”  Preparatory reading can be found here:

Coffee and afternoon refreshments will be available.

Talk by Warren Neidich on Thursday, March 22nd at 4:30pm

On Thursday, March 22nd, from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Friedl 225, Warren Neidich (Berlin) will lead a discussion of his paper, “The Artist Residency in the 21st Century: Experiments in Cultural Potentiality and Contamination,” found here:

Coffee and afternoon refreshments will be available.


Related Event – Film, Light, Vision: Experimental and Avant-Garde Cinema, March 27th at 7pm

On March 27th, from 7pm-9:30pm at the Varsity Theatre – 123 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 – Film, Light, Vision: Experimental and Avant-Garde Cinema – In Conjunction with the Scott C. Richmond Sawyer talk and screening of Tony Conrad’s The Flicker (1966) on Thursday, March 1st at 5:30pm

A program of select 16mm experimental and avant-garde films that explore the materialities of cinema (film, light, projection, screen) and the modalities of vision. This program is curated and presented by graduate students in the departments of Comparative Literature, English, and German and by Dr. Inga Pollmann (UNC-Chapel Hill, German).

Sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature at UNC and the Sawyer Seminar Phenomenology, Minds & Media at Duke.

List of films:
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Lightplay Black-White-Gray, 1930, 5:15, b&w, silent
Len Lye, Free Radicals, 1958/1979, 4:00, b&w, sound
Brakhage, Commingled Containers, 5min, color, silent
Frampton, Lemon, 7:30, color, silent
Richter, Filmstudie, 3:45, b/w, sound
Tscherkassky, Outer Space, 10min, b/w, sound
Emshwiller, Thanaptosis, 5min, b/w, sound
Conner, Looking for Mushrooms, 4min, color, sound
Anger, Eaux d’artifice, 13min, color, sound
Baillie, Castro Street, 10min, color/b/w, sound

The Ackland Film Forum is made possible through the generous support of the Carolina Parents Council and Ruby Lerner.

Talk by Scott C. Richmond and screening of Tony Conrad’s The Flicker (1966) on Thursday, March 1st at 5:30pm

On Thursday, March 1st from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Richard White Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus, Scott C. Richmond  (Film Studies, Wayne State University) will give the presentation, “Aesthetics Beyond the Phenomenal: Tony Conrad’s The Flicker” in concert with a rare screening of Tony Conrad’s The Flicker (1966).

Coffee and afternoon refreshments will be served.

Dr. Richmond is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University. His research interests include film and media theory, phenomenology, queer film culture and history, and avant-garde and experimental cinema. His current book project, Cinema as Media: Perception, Technology, Illusion argues for a phenomenological and media-theoretical understanding of the cinema as a perceptual, rather than representational, technology. His work has appeared in World Picture and Postmodern Culture.

Conrad’s 30 minute film, The Flicker is “notorious.” As the Canyon Cinema catalog notes, “it moves audiences into some space and time in which they may look around and find the movie happening in the room there with them.” A truly cinematic work, The Flicker cannot be viewed on DVD and may only be seen on 16mm film.

Audio Recording of February 16th Meeting – Didier Debaise

Audio Recording of the February 16th Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Didier Debaise is now available:  Didier Debaise Audio Recording

Audio Recording of February 9th Meeting – Geoffrey Winthrop-Young

Audio recording of the February 9th Sawyer Seminar Meeting with Geoffrey Winthrop-Young is now available: Geoffrey Winthrop-Young Audio Recording