Re: REMINDER: 2010 Symposium - Call for Papers

From: MikeO (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 26 2010 - 11:31:29 PDT

Hi Stephanie,

I saw your posting on Frameworks a while back and this one as well.
I'll be sending you something after the weekend. Part of my proposal
involves Kenneth Anger, and I may be speaking with him this weekend at
Ann Arbor. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I'd be sending
something in a few days.

All the best,

On Mar 23, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Stephanie Sapienza wrote:

> Hey everyone, Just a reminder that the deadline for abstracts for LA
> Filmforum's Alternative Projections October symposium is coming up.
> Originally we had stated March 26th as a deadline, but we have
> decided to push the date to March 30th since our project team is
> meeting on the 31st. Please feel free to email me with any
> questions, at (address suppressed)
> Thanks!
> Stephanie
> DATES: October 15-17, 2010
> LOCATION: School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
> CONTACT: Stephanie Sapienza, Los Angeles Filmforum
> E-MAIL: email suppressed
> Los Angeles Filmforum is the only venue in Southern California
> dedicated exclusively to the ongoing, noncommercial exhibition of
> independent, experimental, and progressive cinema. In keeping with
> our mission to feature the underrepresented voices and visions of
> truly independent filmmakers, and in conjunction with the Getty’s $3
> million postwar LA art initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA
> 1945 – 1980, we are planning a 16+ screening series in 2011 related
> to the history of avant-garde media in Los Angeles. The purpose of
> the Getty’s initiative is to broaden awareness and exposure of LA's
> contemporary art history.
> 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:
> • Analytic explications of specific films or groups of films
> • The relation between filmmaking and the LA exhibition and
> distribution infrastructure
> • Collaborations between artists and curators, especially as these
> fostered new creative voices
> • Exploration of the connections between experimental film work and
> contemporaneous works in other
> arts, such as painting, dance, photography, poetry, music, and theatre
> • Relations between experimental/ avant-garde developments and the
> film industry
> • Filmmaking’s responsiveness to the spatiality of Los Angeles and
> Southern California.
> These topics are not intended as limits, and we hope to discover new
> methodologies and approaches.
> 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 consideration, submit the abstract via email by Friday March 26,
> 2010 to Stephanie Sapienza at
> (address suppressed) It should be noted that the archival
> research phase of our project is
> well underway and we may have valuable resources to contribute to
> the writing of your proposal.
> If you would like to discuss the projected scope and content of your
> proposal, including specific artists, films, or organizations,
> please contact us and we can provide assistance by granting access
> to this research.
> For further information please contact Project Director Stephanie
> Sapienza at email suppressed, or Project Supervisor Adam
> Hyman at (address suppressed)
> --
> Stephanie Sapienza
> Project Director
> Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in LA 1945 - 1980
> Los Angeles Filmforum
> cell: 626-676-6451
> email suppressed
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