Promo: ‘Staging the Amateur Dispositif’

On March 31st, we will be giving a special presentation at the 9th edition of the International Orphan Film Symposium, held from March 30-April 2 in the EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam

In our presentation we will perform a media archaeological experiment in which we reconstruct the changing dispositif of home movie screening practices. In three ‘tableaux’ we explore how past media usages of film, video, and new media have altered the practices of home movie staging. The experiment is based on our research which aims to trace how changing technologies of memory production have shaped new practices and rituals of memory staging.

Watch our promo of the presentation’s ‘making of’:

Promo 'Staging the Amateur Dispositif'

Orphan Films symposium is organized by New York University Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam. More than fifty presenters – scholars, archivists, curators, technology experts, librarians, collectors, distributors, preservationists, and artists – will reflect on the history and future of film and other moving image media.

For more information about the event, see the website: http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/

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