FILM AND THE OTHER ARTS WORKSHOP – TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND CINEMATIC HYBRIDITY – University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2 June 2017

Slide Movie (A 2006). Gebhard Sengmüller, © the artist.

The workshop is part of Film and the Other Arts: Intermediality, Medium Specificity, Creativity, an interdisciplinary research network funded by the AHRC (2015–2017).

The project explores new directions for the study of cinematic intermediality, focusing on the ways in which the moving image is shaped and revitalised by artistic cross-fertilisation. It brings together creative practitioners and researchers across the Humanities. For more information please visit the website: https://www.filmandarts-network.hss.ed.ac.uk/.

“Technological Change and Cinematic Hybridity” will explore the following questions: to what extent does technology shape the relationship between film and the other arts? How does new media problematize and reframe notions of the ‘cinematic’? How does the history of technological development allow us to trace intermedial dialogues? How do current engagements with ‘obsolete’ media forge new intermedial connections? The workshop will be followed by a public event, in which the artist Gebhard Sengmüller will give an illustrated talk about his use of obsolete technologies in creating film-photography.

University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2 June 2017
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 1030 Vienna
Seminarraum 21a und 21b (mezzanine floor)

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and Introduction
Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh) + Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts, Vienna)

9.45 – 11.00 Keynote
Martine Beugnet (University Paris 7), ‘Big Screen, Small Screens: Intermedial Encounters across the Scales’

11.00­ – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 Session 1
11.30 – 11.45 Boris Wiseman (University of Copenhagen), ‘Moving images beforexcinema’
11.45 – 12.00 Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary and Westfield, University of London),      ‘Cinemuseology: Museums, Moving Images, Media’
12.00 – 12.15 Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Reset the Apparatus!’
12.15 – 13.00 Discussion

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Artist Talk
Anna Vasof (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Non-Stop Stop Motion’

15.00 – 16.15 Session 2
15.00 – 15.15 Erika Balsom (King’s College London), ‘Instant Film in the Age of Video: The Intermedial Failure of Polaroid’s Polavision’
15.15 – 15.30 Franziska Bruckner (University of Applied Arts, Vienna), ‘Hybrid Analog-ies in Animation’
15.30 – 15.45 Kim Knowles (Aberystwyth University), ‘Material Excess in Contemporary Expanded Film Performance’
15.45 – 16.15 Discussion

16.15­ – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 An Illustrated Talk with Media Artist Gebhard Sengmüller + Q&A

Even before I had heard about the term “media archeology”, I had been curious about the inner workings of film and television in my art practice. In my talk, I will discuss my moving image related projects, including Slide Movie (an attempt to de- and then reconstruct a film projector) and my latest project Big Paul from 2017 (where I try to change the timeline of TV technology). I will also demonstrate VinylVideo™, a project that makes possible the storage of television signals on analogue long-play records.

Gebhard Sengmüller is an artist working in the field of media technology, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Since 1992, he has been developing projects and installations focussing on the history of electronic media; creating alternative ordering systems for media content; and constructing autogenerative networks. His work has been shown extensively in Europe, the US and Asia, among others in venues such as Ars Electronica Linz, the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Postmasters Gallery NYC, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, microwave Festival Hong Kong, or the ICC Center Tokyo.