Future Histories of the Moving Image Conference Programme

From: Steven Ball (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2007 - 00:32:50 PDT

16-18 November 2007
University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

As is now widely acknowledged, with the advent of digital technology
the nature of moving image production, distribution and exhibition
has changed dramatically. In particular, a rapidly increasing number
of people are now accessing an increasing volume and range of moving
image material online. This technology is also changing the way in
which we analyse and document current and historical moving image
practices, as there has been a recent proliferation of digital
archive and database projects relating to film, video and television
practices. It is timely therefore to examine the changing ways in
which we are circulating and interrogating all areas of our moving
image culture.

For booking form, travel and accommodation information, please go to:
myblogs.sunderland.ac.uk/blogs/futurehistories/ (bookings for
conference meal required by 17 October)

Friday 16th

12-3.45pm: Registration

3.45pm: Conference Welcome: Professor John Storey (Director of the
Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of

4pm: Keynote: Patricia Zimmermann (Ithaca College, USA)

4.45pm: Panel 1: Cinema as Database
– Pat Brereton (Dublin City University, Ireland)
The Influence of Database Logic on Film Structure: A Reading of
Science Fiction as Smart Film – Spielberg’s AI and Minority Report

– Aimeé Mitchell (York University, Canada)
Chris Marker: The Electronic Texture of Memory

– Michael Zryd (York University, Canada)
Hollis Frampton’s Magellan as Virtual Future Metahistory of Film

6.30-8.30pm: Wine/buffet Reception (sponsored by Convergence: The
International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies),
welcome by Professor Flavia Swann, Dean of Arts, Design, Media & Culture

Saturday 17th

9-9.45am: Registration, tea/coffee

9.45-10.30am: Keynote: Holly Aylett (Vertigo Magazine and
Independent Film Parliament, UK)

10.30-12.00: Panel 2: Local News – Global Audiences?
– Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Adnan Hadzi (Goldsmiths College, UK)
Deptford TV: Exploring Strategies of Sharing

– Tobias Hochscherf and James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)
Digital Realism: The Amber Film Collective, Digital Media and the
Shooting Magpies Project)

– Leshu Torchin (University of St Andrews, UK)
Citizentube: Focus on Darfur

12-1pm: Lunch

1-1.45pm: Keynote: Rick Prelinger (archivist, writer & filmmaker, USA)

1.45-3.15: Panel 3: Constructing and Using Archives 1
– Ross Harley (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Remixing the Archive in the Bit-torrent Age: An Antipodean Perspective

– Anna Motrescu Mayes (University of Bristol, UK)
Images of Empire: Online Amateur Footage and the Re-interpretation of
British Colonial Identities

– Heather Norris Nicholson (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Virtuous or Virtual Histories: Changing Ways of Working with Archival
Film Footage

3.15-3.45: Tea/coffee

3.45-5.45: Discussion Forum: Have We Produced Unsustainable Resources?
(Funded by the AHRC, with participation by the Arts Council England,
the British Film Institute, the Tate, FACT, the British Universities
Film and Video Council, the AHRC ICT Methods Network, Montevideo
(Netherlands), Cinovid (Germany), LuxOnline (UK), British Artists
Film and Video Study Collection, REWIND and others)

7pm: Conference Dinner

Sunday 18th

9.15-10.45: Panel 4: Constructing and Using Archives 2
– Steven Ball (University of the Arts, UK), Stephen Partridge
(University of Dundee, UK) and Peter Thomas (UK)
Working with artists’ film and video e-resources

– Maeve Connolly (Dun Laoghaire Institute, Ireland)
Interrogating the Archive: Artists’ Cinema in Ireland

– Michael Salvo (Purdue University, USA)
Architecture of Memory: Digital Representation of the Holocaust

10.45-11.15: Tea/coffee

11.15-12.00: Keynote: Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies, USA)

12.00-1.30: Panel 5: New Forms of Presentation
– Sarah Cook (University of Sunderland, UK)
Broadcast Yourself

– Samantha Lay (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
The Institutionalisation of the Blogosphere: Commercialisaion,
Professionalism and the Case of Film Weblogs)

– Christo Wallers (Star and Shadow Cinema, UK)
Mixing the contemporary and traditional in exhibition

Refreshments and conference closes

Future Histories of the Moving Image is hosted by the Centre for
Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of
Sunderland and jointly organised with the British Artists’ Film and
Video Study Collection (University of the Arts) and the Visual
Research Centre REWIND project (DJCAD at the University of Dundee),
in collaboration with Convergence: The International Journal of
Research into New Media Technologies.

For further information/inquiries, please contact
email suppressed

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.