Talk | Catherine Grant

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

In much of the last decade, Catherine Grant has been exploring the production and circulation of user-generated media forms, like blogs and online video, through personal and professional practice in the contexts of film research and scholarship, and digital cinephile culture. One of the kinds of content that she, along with others, have been drawn to producing are short tribute videos to stars/celebrities who have (just) died. She will show and discuss some of these videos, and reflect on their tributary forms and energies in the contexts both of related, earlier work by artists, such as Joseph Cornell (Rose Hobart, 1936, USA, 19 mins.), Bruce Conner (Marilyn Times Five, 1973, USA, 12 mins.), Mehrnaz Saeedvafa (Jerry and Me, 2012, USA, 38 mins.), and Mark Rappaport, and by scholars, such as Laura Mulvey (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (remix remixed 2013), UK, 2013, 3 mins. 32 seconds), as well as of the adoption of creative critical modes (including audiovisual / videographic ones) in research and teaching in contemporary film and moving image studies.

Catherine Grant
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Cinema Studies Program
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