Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.
Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Screen Studies, authored an article in the anthology Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema.
His piece, titled "Burning Straw Men: The 1979 Revolution and Bahman Farmanara's Stubborn Cosmopolitanism," explores director Bahman Farmanara's departure from Iran due to the 1979 revolution, and his subsequent return after working as a producer abroad. The films Farmanara made after returning to Iran illustrate the director's 'stubborn cosmopolitanism,' despite the newly structured sense of national identity in post-revolution Iran.
Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta will be exhibiting his audio-visual installation Strange Lines and Distances in Rennes, France at a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of sound art, Le Bon Accueil. The work will be installed from Oct. 10 through Nov. 22 as part of an exhibition exploring telecommunications and utopia.
His video work, Remanence III, created as part of a series of studies on electromagnetic remanence, will be screened on Oct. 16 as part of the Moscow Contemporary Science Film Festival. The work will screen in a program curated by the Moscow Polytechnic Museum that explores the intersection of art and science.
Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, delivered an invited address at the British Film Institute (BFI)’s annual conference in London, U.K. In a lecture and workshop entitled “Early Cinema: Learning to Love the Past,” delivered to an audience of film educators, he placed his academic research on film history and digital culture within a broader pedagogical context of how best to teach the films of the past to the students of today.