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Annual EYE International Conference

May 27- 30, available online

Final program EYE International Conference 2017 now online From Saturday May 27 to Tuesday May 30, the annual EYE International Conference takes place at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. The final schedule of this 3-day program is now available online. Program and registration information This year, the EYE International Conference will host for two days a special 40th edition of the technical symposium The Reel Thing. Founded and curated by Grover Crisp and Michael Friend, The Reel Thing addresses current thinking and most advanced practical examples in the field of preservation, restoration and media conservation, and creates an international common ground for discussion and evaluation. The Reel Thing has been presented all across the United States, as well as Europe and South America, since its inception in 1994. The Reel Thing at EYE Filmmuseum is a program with a unique line-up of 25 international experts, among whom laboratory technicians, academics, archivists,... >

Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke

worden op 8 juni geïnstalleerd als lid van de KNAW

Hoogleraren Patricia Pisters en Maarten de Rijke zijn twee van de 26 nieuwe leden van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW). Ze worden op 8 juni geïnstalleerd. Hoogleraar filmwetenschappen en mediastudies Patricia Pisters is op dit moment directeur van de Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis en doet vooral onderzoek naar de hedendaagse film- en beeldcultuur. Maarten de Rijke is moment hoogleraar informatieverwerking en internet aan de UvA. Hij houdt zich vooral bezig met de wetenschap achter zoekmachines, onder meer met de vraag hoe zoekmachines zelf kunnen leren van het gedrag van hun gebruikers om zoekresultaten te verbeteren. More >

PhD defence Christian Olesen

Film History in the Making, May 10 Agnietenkapel, 14:00

C.G. Olesen: Film History in the Making: Film Historiography, Digitised Archives and Digital Research Dispositifs. PhD defence ceremony Christian Olesen investigates the implications digitisation has for scholarly film historiography. He argues there is a deficit in our critical understanding of knowledge production with digital methods and their representational practices in film historical research. He develops a meta-historical framework that accounts for such practices to further the critical analysis and conceptualisation of digital archive-based scholarship. Supervisor Prof. J.J. Noordegraaf Read more >

Ubiquitous Cinema

Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age Beijing, 27-29 April

The conference is part of the ERC funded project ChinaCreative of Jeroen de Kloet. Cameras and screens have become ubiquitous in everyday life. This provokes questions about the ways we produce, perceive, distribute, but also teach and study cinema today. For this conference, we aim to discuss three entangled phenomena to probe into the ubiquity of screen cultures in the digital age: education, mobility, and storytelling. One of the keynotespeakers: Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam, author of The Neuro-Image: A Deleuzian Filmphilosophy of Digital Screen Culture and The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory). Read more >

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the programs and Department of Media Studies

Friday May 19

The anniversary will take place in the Houten Zaal of the Volkshotel (Wibautstraat 150 in Amsterdam). The schedule of that day (the program will be partly in Dutch and in English): 14.00-14.30 uur              Doors open 14.30-15.00 uur              Keynote speech Rens Bod 15.00-15.30 uur              Coffee break 15.30-17.00 uur              Presentations of Staff and alumni 17.00-20.00 uur             Drinks with bites Host of this event: alumnus Sjoerd van Ramshorst – presenter at NOS Studio Sport Presentations by staff and alumni: FILM STUDIES Alumnus: Parwin Mirrahimy – head of the program department Nederlands Film Festival Staff: Marie-Aude Baronian TELEVISION STUDIES Alumnus: Michiel Brongers – film maker and editor youth documentaries KRO-NCRV Staff: Jaap Kooijman NEW MEDIA Alumnus: Andres Boot – vice-president customer strategies Piksel Inc. Staff: Anne Helmond ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION STUDIES Alumnus: Bernadine Ypma- head public & presentation and associate director of the Utrechts Archief Staff: Charles Jeurgens and... >

This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice.

Lectures on exceptional film restorations, April 3 to May 15 in EYE

From April 3 to May 15, Monday afternoon, EYE and the University of Amsterdam present This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a series of six public lectures at EYE devoted to notable projects in the field of film restoration and film heritage. Giovanna Fossati (chief curator at EYE and professor of Film Heritage at the UvA) addresses recent restoration projects and presentation forms of film heritage, varying from pre-cinema to recent experimental films and Hollywood classics. Besides regular film projections in cinemas, the lectures cover exhibitions and alternative presentation formats. Each session features a guest speaker, a Q&A and film screenings, often accompanied by live music. eyefilm.nl/thisisfilm >

EYE on Art and Fiber Festival,

Alchemical Visions (o.a. Emerald Transmutations, Patricia Pisters e.a.) May 9

EYE on Art and FIBER Festival present Alchemical Visions on Tuesday, May 9th, two days prior to the festival: a special double edition of EYE on ART about cinema and alchemy. May 9, 20:00 – 23:00, Cinema 2, EYE Film Museum, Tickets: € 10.50 / FIBER Passe-partout holders: € 9,00 Connected to the festival research into the relationship between alchemy and art, Alchemical Visions is a cinematic journey that invites the audience to explore matter at very different levels: witness beauty of natural processes from close-up, follow the global trade in rare metals and imagine being at the nano-level to witness atomic processes. Alchemical Visions presents films by artists and filmmakers who, like the ancient alchemists, speculate and experiment with new materials. Emerald Transmutations (2016), Patricia Pisters (NL) in collaboration with Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman – 19’00” Alchemic Dialogue. On The Most... >

Richard Rogers in Mexico

Digital Humanities Keynote and Fake News Workshop, March 27

Richard Rogers gave the Digital Humanities keynote at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico on 27 March 2017, and his lecture was covered in three national and local newspapers. Later that week he also gave a digital methods workshop on fake news at the Mexico City campus of the same university. Mexico has elections next year, and researchers in the humanities and social sciences are preparing to study fake news, filter bubbles and meme machines. Read more in the Mexican newspapers: MILENIO Horacero Nota Norte online >

‘Emerald Transmutations’ van Patrica Pisters e.a. op

Alchemy Film Festival, March 2-5, Hawick Scotland

Film Emerald Transmutations, by Ian Magor, D.N. Rodowick, Jacques Perconte, Polly Stanton, David Verdeure, Rosa Menkman & Patricia Pisters. Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Alchemy Film & Arts was founded in 2010 and has produced six editions of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. The festival is produced in partnership with Heart of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, filmmaking symposia, international and rural touring programmes, and community filmmaking initiatives. The films included in the programme are the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘The Audiovisual Essay: a digital methodology... >

Van Gogh on Demand -On Making and Faking in China

December 1, 17-19 u. Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2.

What constitutes the real, and what the fake, and why do such distinctions matter that much, not only in contemporary art but also in everyday life? And why is China especially haunted by a discourse of making, as the alleged factory of the world, and faking, as perpetually infringing on copyrights? Dafen is a village located in Shenzhen, in the South of China. It is the place where Van Goghs are being made on demand, where one can order a Mona Lisa with the face of your daughter, or a Mondriaan in the colours that match your sofa. It is the place, also, where around 70% of all the ubiquitous art that we find globally in hotels is being produced. In this event, Winnie Wong (UC Berkeley), acclaimed author of Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014) presents the history and working of Dafen,... >