Scholars of film, art, and culture will discuss the complex historical and aesthetic relationships between film and art, and between film studies and art history, on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
. The “Image and Movement: Film Studies and Art History” symposium will cover key figures such as Sergei Eisenstein, key genres such as landscape, and key crossovers like the museum film. The symposium is convened by Angela Dalle Vacche of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for students, and free for Williams students and faculty. Register online or call 413-458-0460.
A complete schedule of events, including the screenings of Russian Ark and A Visit to the Louvre,Participants and their topics for discussion include: is available online at clarkart.edu.
· Lynda Nead, of Birkbeck College, University of London, “The Artist’s Studio: The Battle of Art and Film”
· Nell Andrew, of University of Georgia, “A Moving Picture in Early Abstract Art”
· John McKay, of Yale University, “Vertov and the Line”
· Trond Lundemo, of University of Stockholm, “Art History as a Reserve for Montage in Eisenstein’s Writings and Films”
· Susan Felleman, of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, “To the Art Film and Beyond: The Future Study of Cinema and Art History”
· Angela Dalle Vacche,of Georgia Institute of Technology, “Andre Bazin and the System of the Arts”
· Dudley Andrew, of Yale University, “Vertical Sections of Voluminous Time: Bazin and Malraux on Films of Art”
· Noa Steimatsky, of University of Chicago, “Of the Face: In Reticence”
· Thomas Elsaesser, of University of Amsterdam, “Bergman in the Museum?”
· Martin Lefevbre, Concordia University, “Investigating the Film Landscape”
· Lara Pucci, of University of Manchester, England, “Remapping the Rural: Ideology and Iconography in Fascist Italy”
· Sally Shafto, independent writer and scholar, “Artistic Encounters: Jean-Marie Straub, Danielle Huillet and Cezanne”
· Ian Christie, of Birkbeck College, University of London, “A Disturbing Presence? Scenes from the History of Film in the Museum”
Since its inception in 2000, the Clark’s Research and Academic Program has earned an international reputation as a foremost center for advancing the study of visual arts and for educating the next generation of art historians, professors, and museum directors and curators. The program engages the world’s most creative and innovative visual arts scholars, from Clark Fellows who travel to Williamstown from throughout the world to pursue their research while in residence at the Clark, to prominent participants in pioneering international research collaborations, this year underway with institutions based in Paris and Johannesburg.