Public Lecture, May 14 | Professor Boone researches the novel as genre, gender and queer studies, narrative theory, and modernism. His publications include Libidinal Currents: Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1998) and he has co-edited QUEER FRONTIERS: Millennial Geographies, Genders, and Generations. (Co-edition, University of Wisconsin Press, 2000). He will talk about his most recent book: The Homoerotics of Orientalism (Columbia University Press, 2014)
Masterclass, June 18, 2 EC | We will compare and discuss the strategies employed by artists and filmmakers in depicting “the artist at work”, taking as our examples those painters who have been the subject of both documentaries and biopics. Where are the similarities and where are the differences, and what can they tell us about the image of the artist? What role does the medium film itself play? Is what we see in the documentary somehow more truthful than biopic depictions, or are both equally mythologized and ideologically colored? Is it even possible to capture what is, in fact, invisible, namely creativity itself
Excursion and masterclass, March 6 and 10, 1 EC | Investigating the intersection and juxtaposition of humour and conflict, art and activism, art and conflict. In cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum and curator Annie Fletcher
Workshop, 2 ECTS, May 2-3 | This intensive one-day workshop invites participants to reflect on how the audiovisual short – as both a media archeological object, as well as a theoretic object – can help us further our comprehension of the cinematic. How does the audiovisual short broaden our understanding of the moving image experience today? What does a “short film experience” entail in terms of aesthetics, technology, communication and/or time/space/identity formation?
The three keynote lectures — by Alain Badiou, Oliver Marchart, and Janos Sugar — that were part of the NICA/ASCA symposium on the event in artistic and political practices (March, 26-28, 2013) are now online at YouTube