Session Content


4/25: Annie Dell’Aria and Amy Herzog seminar, Projections and Public Space2:30pm (note revised time), Room C205


Doug Aitken, Song 1, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (2012).

Readings:  Dan Graham, “Cinema,” in Two-War Mirror Power: Selected Writings by Dan Graham on His Art, ed. Alexander Alberro (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999), 94-95.  graham cinema


Francesco Casetti, “What is a Screen Nowadays?” in Public Space, Media Space eds. Chris Berry, Janet Harbord, and Rachel Moore (New York: Palgrave, 2013), 16-40.  Casetti






3/28: Edward Miller and George Murer seminar, Nonfiction Media and Collective Expression. 2pm, Room C419

Screen shot 2014-03-07 at 10.23.35 AMReadings:

David MacDougall: “Ethnographic Film: Failure and Promise” MacDougall


Thomas Waugh: “Acting to Play Oneself: Notes on Performance in Documentary”  Part 1 Part 2




February 27, 2014: Joy Fuqua and Drew Bucilla seminar, Media and Environments 

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Image: Joy Fuqua


Karen Barad, “Queer Causation and the Ethics of Mattering.”  Barad_Queer_Causation

Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey, Introduction to Evil Media Evil_Media_Introduction

Brandon Joseph, “My Mind Split Open: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable.” joseph my mind split open


Robert Rauschenberg, Open Score, part of 9 evenings, 1966

Robert Rauschenberg, Open Score, part of 9 evenings, 1966 




October 17, 2013: Tara Mateik, Friends of Dorothy workshop


Tara Mateik will take on questions of collaboration in our first workshopping session of the Film Studies Seminar.  He will present content related to an upcoming performance at the Graduate Center, the staging of a silent film shoot that will be incorporated into his larger Friends of Dorothy project.

The objective of this workshop is to address the challenges of collaboration and improvisation in politically-informed performance work.  A further challenge is posed by the historical and theoretical models Mateik draws from. He’ll be looking for our collective insights into strategies for bridging  theory and practice in his November performance.

Below, find links to a project description and two short readings that will help to inform our discussion.

Project Description: Tara Mateik.

“Strange Bedfellows” interview on collaboration: strange bed fellowspg.1&2.

Excerpt from L. Frank Baum’s The Marvelous Land of Oz:  army of revolt L. Frank Baum.


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