Film & Philosophy: Corpus//Bodies Conference

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When: Friday, February 15 2013, 9:15 AM to Monday, February 18 2013, 9:30 AM
Location: Pugh 210 and the Chandler Auditorium at the Harn Museum of Art
Category: Educational Program/Conference

From its beginnings, the art of cinema has been inextricably intertwined with scientific studies of bodies, from Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies to current work in neurocinema. Bodies of film are both real and metaphorical: human and animal bodies being filmed, the body of a film itself (its assemblage), and bodies watching film. This conference will explore the ways that we can think philosophically about these different versions of film bodies, including if and where they might converge. In addition to presentations from over 30 international film scholars and filmmakers, the conference will feature keynote addresses by Kaja Silverman (University of Pennsylvania), Christiane Paul (The New School), and Eugenie Brinkema (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). To close the conference, filmmaker and artist Lynn Hershman (San Francisco Art Institute) will host a screening of her documentary, !Women Art Revolution (2010), to be followed by a Q&A. For the full conference schedule and location information, please visit http://ufgfsg.wordpress.com/conference/.

Organized by the Graduate Film Studies Group. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Endowment. Held in conjunction with FLEXfest, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival.

  • All events are free and open to the public.
  • For more information, contact film.ufl@gmail.com
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