2010 Symposium - Call for Papers

From: Stephanie Sapienza (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 15 2009 - 14:33:20 PST


Filmforum's project, entitled Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, aims to expand understanding of how experimental filmmaking (including works created on film, video and other forms of time-based media) evolved in Los Angeles.  The task is to contextualize experimental film in its place in postwar art history. It will focus on the community of filmmakers, artists, curators and programmers who contributed to the creation and presentation of experimental cinema in Southern California in the years after World War II.  To read more about the project, be sure to bookmark our Blog where we post updates and interesting materials and clips.  
As part of this three-year research and planning project, Filmforum will hold a symposium in October 2010 focused on some of the key aspects of this movement and time period. We would like to invite scholars, historians, curators, filmmakers, and artists to submit proposals for papers, panels and presentations relating to experimental film production and organizations in Los Angeles from 1945-1980. Proposals should be in the form of a 250-word abstract describing your suggested presentation, though more fully developed and even completed papers are encouraged. Topics could include:

Presentations should be 20 minutes long, including the use of media if appropriate. Scholars who present will also have the option to revise and expand their work to incorporate it into our supplementary exhibition publications.

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