Conversation Corner: Moving Image Art



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Isaac Julien, O que é um museu? / What is a Museum? (Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement), 2019. Endura Ultra photograph facemounted. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery. ©The Artists

Tune in via Zoom for a casual, interactive conversation with visiting scholars from across North Carolina on the topic of “Moving Image Art.” Isaac Julien uses this very specific term when speaking and writing on his work, and this virtual talk will explore what the artist may be driving at with that term. Experts will delve into the history, practice, and theory of moving image art and nontheatrical film.

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This program is free but registration is required. Click the button below by 5 PM on Friday, November 5th to register. An email with the Zoom link will be sent at noon on Saturday, November 6th.

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Get to know the experts

Joshua Gibson, is Director of Cinematic Arts and Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History, & Visual Studies at Duke University. Gibson is moving image art; his films and videos have screened internationally at such venues as The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Documentary Channel, Edinburg International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Slamdance, LA Film Festival, Full Frame, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Rotterdam International Film Festival, among many others. His current projects explore the intersection of non-fiction practice with hand-made cinematographic explorations. 

Marsha Gordon, Professor in the Department of English at North Carolina State University. Since joining the film studies faculty in 2002, Gardon has taught courses on 21st Century Documentary Film, War Documentaries, Sam Fuller/Nicholas Ray/Douglas Sirk, Educational Film, American War Film, Women Directors, 1950s American Film, Hitchcock + Wilder, Studio Era Hollywood, Warner Bros. in the Golden Age, The Musical, History of Film to 1940, and Film + Literature. Her research interests include documentary; the Hollywood studio system; Sam Fuller, Ida Lupino, and other independent filmmakers of the 1940s and 1950s; orphan films, especially of the educational variety; and the intersections between film and other art forms, such as literature. She has been a fellow of the National Humanities Center (2019-2020) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar (2020-2021). 

Ranjana Khanna, is a Professor in the Department of English and the Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. She works on Anglo and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial and feminist theory, literature, and film. She is the author of Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2003) and Algeria Cuts: Women and Representation 1830 to the present (Stanford University Press, 2008.)

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