SPIRAL: THINKING SPACE

FRIDAY, MAY 11 — SATURDAY, MAY 12 2018

*PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS HELD AT TORONTO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE (32 LISGAR ST.)
 **EACH PRESENTATION IS 20 MINUTES IN LENGTH

DAY I: FRIDAY, MAY 11

CONFERENCE CHECK-IN
(8:30am-9:15am)

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION
(9:15am)

PANEL I — POETICS OF SPACE
(9:30am—10:50am)

Cine-Thought Maps of Space in the Capitaloscene: Deleuze, Jameson, and Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea
Jakob Nilson (Örebro University)

Towards A Contemporary “Space-Image” Cinema? Thinking Space Through the Viewer’s Body
Antoine Gaudin (University Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle [IRCAV])

States of Emergency and Enchantment: The Place of Imagination in Listen to Britain
Scott Birdwise (York University)

Chair: John McCullough (York University)

PANEL II — OTHER SPACES, OTHER SPECIES
(11:00am—12:20pm)

Autoimmune Cinema
Erin Obodiac (Cornell University)

Feral Hospitality: Making Space for Multispecies Co-existence in Kedi
Sara Swain (Independent Scholar)

Chair: Philippe Theophanidis (York University)

LUNCH BREAK
(12:30pm—1:30pm)

PANEL III — INSTRUMENTAL VISIONS
(1:30—2:50pm)

Gonna Catch Us All?” The Possibilities of the Weaponisation of Augmented Reality Technology and the Development of Incursive Experiences
David Sweeney (Glasgow School of Art)

Post-Cinematic Topologies: Rethinking Suture through the Biopolitical Aesthetic
Tamás Nagypál (Oregon State University)

Space Out of Joint: Notes Toward a Theory of Revenant Media
Philippe Theophanidis (York University)

Chair: Genne Speers (CFMDC/York University)

PANEL IV — SIGHT AND SITE: CINEMATIC ARCHITECTURES
(3:00pm—4:20pm)

Film as Source of Architectural Imagination: From the Space of Representation to the Space of Production
Katarina Andjelkovic (University of Oklahoma)

László Moholy-Nagy’s Projection Spaces
Oliver A. I. Botar (University of Manitoba)

Architectures for Cinematic Looking: Embodiment and the Moving Image at the Manifesta Biennal
Melanie Wilmink (York University)

Chair: Steve Bailey (York University)

PANEL V — MAPS, WORLDS, AND THRESHOLDS
(4:30pm—5:50pm)

The Pre‐conditional and Post‐dispositional: Cinematic Cartography of Central Park
Sadra Tehrani (Penn State University)

Film Worlds Worlding
Julia Reynolds (Auckland SAE)

Cinematic Thresholds
Mark Taylor (University of San Francisco)

Chair: Terrance McDonald (Brock University)

DINNER BREAK
(6:00pm-7:30pm)

SCREENING SPACE: THINKING SPACE FILM PROGRAM
(7:30pm-8:30pm)

DAY II: SATURDAY, MAY 12

PANEL VI — IMMERSIVE SPACE
(9:00-10:20am)

Place as Memory: Time Travel via Backgrounds in Immersive Digital Environments
Jason Margolis (Simon Fraser University)

Curtains: Re-Framing Labour in the Flattened Stereoscopic Film
Theresa Wang (University of Toronto)

Deleuze in 3-Dimensions
William J. Littlefield (Case Western Reserve University)

Chair: Tamás Nagypál (Oregon State University)

PANEL VII — NO PLACE: FRAMING VISIBILITY
(10:30am-11:50am)

Pedro Costa: Framing the Senses
Anthony Moss (York University)

No-Space-Whatsoevers: Blackness in Crystals of Time and Spatial Coherence
Gust Burns (University of Washington, Seattle)

From Becoming-Indigenous to Territorial Complicities and Decolonial Spatial Practices
Olivier Bissonnette-Lavoie (Université de Montréal)

Chair: Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof (Ryerson University)

LUNCH BREAK
(12:00pm-1:00pm)

PANEL VIII — ECSTATIC SPACE
(1:00pm-2:20pm)

Hypno-Opera I: Synecdoche of Space
Fan Wu (Independent Scholar)

The Potential of Space in Space Is the Place (1974)
Terrance H. McDonald (Brock University)

Hollows and Folds of Filmic Poché: The Turbulent Architecture of Pronouns in Ozon’s Frantz (2016)
Don Kunze (Penn State University)

Chair: Temenuga Trifonova (York University)

PANEL IX — IN THE ZONE: UTOPIA, ATOPIA, DYSTOPIA
(2:30pm-3:50pm)

“Snake bit, eleven years.”
Joshua Harold Wiebe (Concordia University)

Atopias of Annihilation: Imagining Space as Futurity
Kevin Pementel (Ohio State University)

Virtual Reality: Archaeology of Future Cinema
Reşat Fuat Cam (York University)

Chair: Selmin Kara (OCAD University)

DINNER BREAK
(3:50pm-5:00pm)

KEYNOTE
(5:00pm-6:30pm)

Lessons of Darkness, or Apocalypse as Geophilosophy
Andrew Culp (California Institute of the Arts)

What does it mean to think the end of the world? Disaster films race against the clock. Post-apocalyptic films explore the value of life. Disaster documentaries account for what happened. In this talk, media theorist Andrew Culp uses Werner Herzog’s 1992 film Lessons of Darkness to offer a different approach to cataclysmic events. He argues through Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s geophiloosophy that apocalyptic images of the earth are another way to philosophize with a hammer. As such, every entry into apocalyptic cinema offers its own geology of morals – some territorialize the decisive judgement of fear, distrust, and austerity, while others turn their back on the world to summon forth a new people and a new earth. Using Lessons of Darkness and other films as his guide, he traces utopian lines drawn in the space of apocalypse.

RECEPTION
(7:00pm)

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