Expanded Cinema Symposia Spring 2009
Expanded Cinema: History, Society, Technology
Wednesday April 22, 2009
Conference Room, Innovations Centre,
Central St Martins College of Art,
Southampton Row,
London WC1B 4AP

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Session One will address the technological changes of avant-garde as well as mainstream forms of cinematic presentation and production and their effects on historical and contemporary interpretations of Expanded Cinema. 20-30 min illustrated papers will be followed by Q+ A with the audience.

David Erol Fresko Jnr (Stanford University)
Multiple-Image Composition in the Age Before Griffith

Chris Sams (London College of Communication)
Stanley Kubrick: Towards an Expanded Archive

Rebecca Ross (Central St Martins & Harvard)
All Above: Henri Giffard's Ballon Captif at the 1867 Exposition d'Universelle

Adam Kossoff (Wolverhampton)
Expanded Cinema: Spatialising Time and the Aesthetics of Technics

1:00pm Lunch Break

Session Two will look at the shifting social context of expanded cinema; a live form that seeks to situate and activate the spectator in many ways. 20-30 min illustrated papers will be followed by Q+ A with the audience.

Lawrence Daressa (California Newsreel)
Expanded Cinema as ‘Social Change Media: California Newsreel since 1968’
A Politics of Space, A Space for Politics: California Newsreel at the Site of Reception 1968-2009

Lauren A Wright (The London Consortium)
Present: Spectatorship in Expanded Cinema, the 1960s and Today

William Raban (London College of Communication)
Structural Film: Expanded Cinema and Reflexivity

4pm Questions to speakers

4:30pm: Drinks Reception

The Symposium will be followed at 6:30pm by:

Fractured Light
A programme of Australian film video and multi-projection curated by Sue.k.
Presented in association with cogcollective. Full details here.