Statues Also Die, Chris Marker, 1953

Varda/Marker: The Museum's Attraction: Talk by Christa Blümlinger

Counter Cinema/Counter Media
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:00pm

Note location: Cobb 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Christa Blümlinger (University of Paris VIII) compares the early films and later installations and digital work of the radical Rive Gauche artist-filmmakers Agnès Varda and Chris Marker.

Christa Blümlinger is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris 8). She has curated numerous curatorial and critical activities in Vienna, Berlin and Paris, including Diagonale (Salzburg) and Duisburger Filmwoche (Duisburg). Her publications include the edition of writings of Harun Farocki (in French) and of Serge Daney (in German), as well as books about essay film, media art, avant-garde cinema and film aesthetics. As a critic she has published in magazines such as Trafic, Cinematheque, Parachute, Intermedialites, montage/av,, and Camera Austria.

Counter Cinema/Counter Media Series
What is the visual language of opposition? Does the form of resistance matter today? The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality's Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project focuses on film and media practices that use form to resist and "counter" dominant film and media outlets, platforms, and traditions. In 2013, the Project will mount a series of talks and screenings curated by project director Jennifer Wild (Assistant Professor, CMS), and international film programmers, makers, collectives, and critics. All events take place in COBB 307 at 5 pm.