Performance (presentations followed by a panel discussion)

14 May 2013, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Clare Foster (UCL,UCLA, University of Cambridge)

Prof Andrew Webber (Dept of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge)

Michael Hrebeniak (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge)



Michael Hrebeniak will talk about "Stirbitch: Five Songs of Erasure", his film & book concerning the medieval Stourbridge Fair held on the margins of Cambridge: an imaginary of a temporary polis and zone of the carnivalesque, now traceless but for the husk of the Leper Chapel.

Andrew Webber will consider some of the agit-prop film-theatre that was produced in Berlin around 1968. His main focus will be the short film, NICHT Löschbares Feuer (NOT Extinguishable Fire) by Harun Farocki, asking questions about the use of film as an experimental device for activist performance.

Clare Foster will revision 'film' in terms of exhibition contexts, looking at the rise of second screening, new charges in the concept of liveness, and ways in which the massively successful NT Live both is and is not a return to the early 'movie theatre'



Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Cambridge Screen Media Group seminar series.
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