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Archivio Aperto 2016, IX Edition of the Amateur and Family Film Festival

Until 7 December 2016: Archivio Aperto 2016, IX Edition of the Amateur and Family Film Festival, Bologna.

CFP: Visualizing the 70s

CFP invites contributions on ‘Amateur media production in print culture, television, film/video’ for The Mise-en-scène of a Decade: Visualizing the 70s

Deadline for submitting a 100 word abstract and a 100 word bio: December 20, 2016. Possible topic areas include but are not limited to:

Afterimages of the Vietnam War, but also any other of the decades many anti-imperialist flashpoints (Nicaragua, China, Ireland, Grenada, etc.)
Moments between modernism and post-modernism in architecture and other arts, as well as residual and non-North American modernisms.
Visual cultures of computing and communication
Media archaeologies focused on the 1970s
Post-industrial landscapes and urban decay
Visual culture (or afterlives) of 1970s communisms (Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, China, Cuba, etc.)
Digital and visual effects technologies in popular and experimental media
Iconographies of 1970s unionism, GLBT activism, second-wave feminism, environmentalism, and anti-nuclear movements
Reflections on the historical ontology of 1970s visual culture. What are the many “auras” at work in these artifacts? How do they resonate with us affectively today?
Amateur media production in print culture, television, film/video 
Visual histories of East v. West and Global North/South.
Representations of inflation and inflationary panic, but also any of the other various “states of emergency” linked to the period (Oil Crisis, Three Day Work-Week, etc.)
Landscapes and iconographies of racial integration and segregation
Transnational histories charting visual flows and cross-cultural encounters or fusions.
Legacies and after-images of 1960s counterculture (Whole Earth Catalog, etc.)
Theoretical (but visually inflected) reflections on periodizing the 1970s.
Sexual cultures of the 1970s, from pornography to the singles scene
Aesthetics of 1970s state politics (iconographies of Nixon, Carter, Heath, Wilson, Trudeau)
Utopian images of the 1970s
Sitcoms, movies-of-the-week, mini-series, and other televisual forms.
Nightclubs, malls, arcades, and other cultural spaces and environments.
Present-day representations of the 1970s in popular culture (The Iron Lady, Inherent Vice, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy)
Vernacular and mass cultural architectural spaces—malls, shopping plazas, suburbs, retrofitted industrial shopping/entertainment zones
Present-day media culture of the 1970s (Pintrest, photo filters, Tumblr photography accounts, graphic design)
1970s imaginings of the future, but also present texts which fantasize alternate versions of the 1970s themselves.

Essays should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length and in keeping with Imaginations’ mandate pieces may include visual content as part of their argumentation rather than as simply supplemental material. Please send full submissions to pendakis@hotmail.com and nathanholmes@gmail.com including a 100 word abstract and a 100 word bio by December 20, 2016. Please include any images separately, as well as embedded in the submission, as high quality (300 dpi) files. Full Submissions will be due by April 2016.

China: Research on Amateur Cinema/Media

Research on Amateur Cinema/media in China by Kiki Tianqi Yu, Associate Professor in Cinema Studies, Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry, Shanghai – see list of recent articles.

“Homeless Movies”

The House of Alijn (Ghent, BE) is hosting an exhibition titled “Homeless Movies” until 15th January 2017.

Norman Bel Geddes’s 1931 film of ‘Hamlet’ production

Harry Ransom Centre, University of Texas at Austin, holds a copy of Norman Bel Geddes’s 1931 film of “Hamlet” production.

Bergman – In her own ‘images’

Excerpts from Ingrid Bergman’s home movies have been included in Stig Björkman’s documentary Ingrid Bergman in her own words (2015).

Paying tribute to 16mm & 35mm

Celluloid” exhibition at the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 17 September 2016 – 8 January 2017

GoPro and non-human ‘amateur footage’

See  Squirrel take[s] GoPro

Sam Duboff’s home movies and Jackson Pollock

Sam Duboff’s home movies (1953) show Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in front of his studio, Long Island, NY.  This particular footage was allegedly filmed by Hans Namuth – short excerpts have been included in Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict documentary, dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015.

“The lens of grief”

Smartphones footage, race and law in the US: ‘Progress and its discontents‘, The Economist, 16th July 2016, pp.36- 38.

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