Please join us for the RMIT University School of Architecture and Design Graduate Research Conference Saturday night lecture. Details below.
Saturday 5th June, 2010
Drinks: 6:00-6:30PM 8.12.01
Saturday night lecture 6:30-7:30PM 8.11.68 (Lecture Theatre)
BRANDEN W. JOSEPH
The Roh and the Cooked: Structural Film, Actionism, Paracinema
Branden W. Joseph will discuss the travels of Tony Conrad and Beverly Grant throughout Europe in the early 1970s. Their itinerary, and thetransformations in Conrad’s work upon his return to the United States,sheds light on the particular “crisis” of experimental cinema at thetime and the manner in which it was (temporarily) overcome. Revisingcurrent understandings of the notion of there being “twoavant-gardes” (as Peter Wollen famously put it), an examination ofConrad’s development and his interactions with Malcolm Le Grice,Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, and Otto Muehl will outline another line ofavant-garde development. Drawn from Conrad’s personal archives andother research, this talk covers material that is not included in theauthor’s recent book, Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and theArts after Cage.
Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern andContemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and an editor of the journal Grey Room (MIT Press).—
(forwarded from Jon Dale)