Program

FRIDAY, NOV. 21

2:15pm – Welcome

Ryan Mitchell

 

2:30-4:00pm

Panel 1: In Defence of the Future

(Moderator: Michael Zryd)

Carmen Victor

Shadows from the Future – Kelly Richardson’s The Last Frontier (2013)

Jessica Mulvogue

Cartography after the future: counter-mapping practices in the time of global crisis

Malcolm Morton

Rachel Boynton’s Our Brand is Crisis: Questioning Documentary Form in the Age of the Recession

 

4:15-5:45pm

Panel 2: (Out Of) Control

(Moderator: Tamas Nagypal)

Daniel Cockburn

Your Car Won’t Start, He’s Got A Knife, You’ve Misread The Situation Entirely

Kalli Paakspuu

Reframing Provocation

Scott Birdwise

To Imagine a Form of Life

 

9:30pm – Drinks @ Henhouse – 1532 Dundas St W, Toronto

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 22

12:00-12:15 – Welcome

Scott Birdwise

 

12:15-1:45pm

Panel 3: Dis-Placements

(Moderator: Brenda Longfellow)

Samuel Adelaar

Leviathan: art in the time of hyperobjects

Joseph DeLeon

Detroit: Urban Crisis

Casey Reid

The Crisis of Communication: Online Identity and the Politics of Failing

 

2:00-3:30pm

Panel 4: Representation & Its Discontents

(Moderator: John McCullough)

Tyson Stewart

Spectres of Death in Godard and The Crisis of Representation

Erin Nunoda

Film in Bas-Relief: 3D and Haptic Performativity

Jakub Zdebik

Celluloid Film as Digital Art: Cory Arcangel and the Rift between the Figurative and the Abstract

 

4:00-6:00pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

McKENZIE WARK – “Cinema of the Anthropocene”

Nat Taylor Cinema

 

7:30pm – Screening Crisis

Featuring John Greyson’s Gazonto (2014) and various works by York Film Graduate Students @ Free Times Cafe

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 23

11:45-12:00 – Welcome

Salah Hassanpour

 

12:00-1:30pm 

Panel 5: Crisis & Critique

(Moderator: Scott Forsyth)

Amber Christensen

Becoming an Image: trauma, affect, and memory

Katerina Korola

Leaving the Cave: Gallery Film, Apparatus Theory, and the Question of Emancipated Spectator

Eli Horwatt

Towards Piracy Studies

 

1:45-3:15pm

Panel 6: Public/Struggle

(Moderator: Ken Rogers)

Benjamin Anderson

Challenging Legitimation: Alternative Media and Capitalist Crisis

Vincent Marquis

The Aesthetic of Boredom: Media Arts, Temporality and the Crisis of Spectatorship

David Mongor-Lizarrabengoa

Overcoming the Film Crisis of the 1990s: Peruvian Cinema’s Struggle to Break into the Global Market

 

3:30-5:00pm 

Panel 7: Popular Cinema, Popular Dreams

(Moderator: Janine Marchessault)

Cody Lang

Genre, Crisis, and Neo-Noir Films

Jeffrey Speirs

Star Trek & Dystopian Futures

Sarah Stang

Outlaw on the Silver Screen: American Cinema During the Great Depression

 

** All conference panels will be held @ Nat Taylor Cinema, York University

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