Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm part of a gallery talk in NY next weekend (Jan 29) please come!

Ad Hoc Vox and Foxy Production are pleased to invite you to meanwhile... A panel discussion on time in narrative, meanwhile... will take place at the gallery on Saturday, January 29th at 5:00 PM.

Narrative is fundamentally concerned with sequence and this is as true of nonlinear narratives as it is of plot lines structured around clearly identifiable beginnings, middles, and ends. In this way, broadly conceived, time is the subject of all narratives. Consequently, how duration is represented in narrative has long been a subject of aesthetic study, just as the nature of time itself has long been a subject of philosophic and scientific inquiry. meanwhile... will look to how duration is represented and its effect on how time is experienced as a means of understanding time. We will focus on narrative forms that have historically been bound up with questions of how time is represented and manipulated, such as literature, theater, and film.

meanwhile... will elaborate on a conversation that began in an April 2010 panel held at Galerie Zurcher that investigated varied and at times contradictory definitions of time generated in the sciences and humanities. Its participants - Royal S. Brown, Mary Ann Caws, Sam Ishii-Gonzales, Jennifer Reeves, and Rebecca Schneider - are practitioners and theorists of note in the fields under discussion. The panel will be moderated by Colleen Asper and followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Organized by COLLEEN ASPER and JENNIFER DUDLEY, Ad Hoc Vox is an ongoing series of discussions and lectures without a fixed location that addresses a wide range of issues in contemporary art. More at www.adhocvox.org

ROYAL S. BROWN is a Professor at Queens College and at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York. He also teaches film music and film theory at The New School. He is the author of three books, with two more on the way, and numerous articles on and reviews of film and film music.

MARY ANN CAWS is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, author of many volumes on art and text, and most recently of Surprised in Translation, Salvador Dali, and Provencal Cooking: Savoring the Simple Life in France.

SAM ISHII-GONZALES is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Media Studies and Film at the New School where he teaches aesthetics and hybrid theory/practice film courses. He is the co-editor of two books on Alfred Hitchcock and has also published essays on the work of Luis Bunuel, David Lynch, the painter Francis Bacon, and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, among others. He is on the editorial board of a recently formed London based art journal entitled Art Fractures, where he contributes short articles on the state of contemporary cinema, and has just completed a book manuscript entitled Being and Immanence: Deleuze, Authorship and the Practice of Modern Cinema.

JENNIFER REEVES is a New York-based filmmaker whose acclaimed first feature, The Time We Killed (2004), won the Critics prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Outstanding Artistic Achievement at OUTFEST, and Best NY, NY Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival, and screened at the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Subsequent works have screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center, AFI Fest, Diapason Gallery in New York, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Strasbourg. Reeves is currently writing her second narrative feature, Firelight Song, which has received a Media Arts Fellowship from Renew Media/ Tribeca Film Institute, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

REBECCA SCHNEIDER is Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment, out in February 2011 with Routledge. She is also the author of The Explicit Body in Performance and co-editor of Re:Direction. She is the author of numerous essays as well, including "Hello Dolly Well Hello Dolly: The Double and Its Theatre" in Psychoanalysis and Performance and "Solo Solo Solo" in After Criticism. She has given talks nationally and internationally at museums, universities, galleries, theatres, and art schools.

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