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.
Professor Nicholas Muellner (Photography) will give a visiting artist’s lecture at Cornell’s School of Architecture, Art and Planning on Monday, September 22, at 5:15 p.m. in Milstein Auditorium.
Nicholas Muellner is "an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives."
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Andrew Utterson, Assistant Professor of Screen Studies, recently delivered papers at three academic conferences.
At the annual Cultural Studies Association conference (University of Utah), he discussed the ARPANET (a late-1960s precursor to the internet that included the University of Utah as one of its earliest networked nodes) in the context of digital cultural history and theories of media ecology and technological determinism.