Experiments in Thinking, Action, and Form: Cinematic Migrations

School of Architecture + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
25 Feb 2013 - 29 Apr 2013

Cinematic Migrations is a two-year collaborative research and production project initiated by Renée Green (Free Agent Media) and is co-hosted by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and ACT.

The work of filmmaker John Akomfrah and producer Lina Gopaul (Smoking Dogs Films, and founding members of the seminal UK-based Black Audio Film Collective) is a focal point in our investigation of the theme.

This season’s speakers are filmmakers, artists, and thinkers who explore and engage with cinema in a variety of formats, genres, and contexts. Their work often raises provocative questions regarding aesthetic, cultural, national, and economic borders. The discussions in this series explore a variety of cinematic spheres—essayistic, documentary, experimental, independent, activist, and commercial—designations that are experiencing redefinition and permutation. Cinematic Migrations is a multi-faceted look at the role of cinema’s transmutations over time and its worldwide and circuitous shifts.

Lecture Series Schedule

February 25
Arthur Jafa
, Artist, filmmaker, and cinematographer

March 4
John Akomfrah, OBE
, Director, filmmaker, and writer, Smoking Dogs Films, UK
Lina Gopaul, Producer and writer, Smoking Dogs Films, UK

March 11
Karim Aïnouz
, Filmmaker and artist

March 18
Knut Åsdam
, Artist and filmmaker

April 8
Nora Alter
, Chair and Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University

April 29
Simin Farkhondeh, Independent filmmaker, artist, educator, and activist



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